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In verbal memory, an acoustic confusion occurs when a misrembered or misheard word is substituted at memory recall for a word that was actually said. So for example:


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Further readingEdit

  • Glassman, W.E. (1972). Subvocal activity and acoustic confusions in short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 96(1), 164-169.

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