In this paper we used a holographic memory system to model Zbrodoff’s (1995) findings on the problem size effect, a well-known effect in the area of Math Cognition. The data showed the effects of manipulating both frequency and interference. We successfully modeled this using DHSM (Rutledge-Taylor & West, 2007), which has previously been used to model the fan effect (Anderson, 1974; Rutledge-Taylor & West, 2008). This demonstrates that frequency and interference effects arise naturally as a function of how holographic systems work.

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Keywords fan effect, holographic memory, interference, arithmetic, frequency
Publisher Department of Cognitive Science
Series Cognitive Science Technical Report Series
Rutledge-Taylor, Matthew, Pyke, Aryn A., & West, R. (2010). A Holographic Model of Frequency and Interference: Rethinking the Problem Size Effect. Technical Report 2010-02. Cognitive Science Technical Report Series. Department of Cognitive Science.