The role of working memory in visual selective attention

Article English OPEN
De Fockert, J. W.; Rees, Geraint; Frith, Christopher D.; Lavie, Nilli;
(2001)
  • Publisher: AAAS

The hypothesis is that working memory is crucial for reducing distraction by maintaining the prioritization of relevant information was tested in neuroimaging and psychological experiments with humans. Participants performed a selective attention task that required them... View more
  • References (19)
    19 references, page 1 of 2

    1. A. Baddeley, Q. J. Exp. Psychol. 49A, 5 (1996).

    2. R. Desimone, J. Duncan, Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 18, 193 (1995).

    4. N. Lavie, J. Exp. Psychol. Hum. Percept. Perform. 21, 451 (1995).

    5. A. W. Young, A. W. Ellis, B. M. Flude, K. H. McWeeny, D. C. Hey, J. Exp. Psychol. Hum. Percept. Perform. 12, 466 (1986).

    6. Each digit in the memory task subtended 0.4° of visual angle horizontally and 0.6° vertically. The entire memory set subtended 3.4° horizontally. The names for the attention task subtended between 3.9° and 5.3° horizontally and 0.6° vertically. Distractor faces subtended approximately 5.0° horizontally and 6.0° vertically (see Fig. 1 for timing details). In the behavioral study, viewing distance was approximately 60 cm, and responses to both tasks were collected from the numeric keypad on the computer keyboard. 9. N. Lavie, S. Cox, Psychol. Sci. 8, 395 (1997). 10. N. Lavie, E. Fox, J. Exp. Psychol. Hum. Percept. Perform. 26, 1038 (2000).

    15. E. E. Smith, J. Jonides, Cognit. Psychol. 33, 5 (1997).

    16. S. M. Courtney, L. G. Ungerleider, K. Keil, J. V. Haxby, Nature 386, 608 (1997).

    17. S. M. Courtney, L. Petit, J. M. Maisog, L. G. Ungerleider, J. V. Haxby, Science 279, 1347 (1998).

    18. N. Kanwisher, J. McDermott, M. M. Chun, J. Neurosci. 17, 4302 (1997).

    19. M. L. Gorno Tempini et al., Brain 121, 2103 (1998). 20. I. Gauthier, P. Skudlarski, J. C. Gore, A. W. Anderson, Nature Neurosci. 3, 191 (2000).

  • Related Organizations (1)
  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark