When information is given in a serial manner, we tend to remember information in the beginning of the sequence, called the primacy effect, and information in the end of the sequence, called the recency effect. Consequently, information given
in the middle of the sequence is typically forgotten, or not recalled as easily. This study predicts that the recency
effect is stronger than the primacy effect because the information that is most recently learned is
still in working memory when asked to be recalled. On the other hand, information
that is learned first still has to go through a retrieval process.