Focusing on Attention: The Effects of Working Memory Capacity and Load on Selective Attention

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Lubna Ahmed; Jan W de Fockert;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043101, pmc: PMC3429456
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Attention (Behavior) | Research Article | Biology | Cognitive Psychology | Neuroscience | Mental Health | Medicine | Experimental Psychology | 150 | 153 | Q | R | Psychology | Working Memory | Science | Cognitive Neuroscience | Behavior

Background\ud \ud Working memory (WM) is imperative for effective selective attention. Distractibility is greater under conditions of high (vs. low) concurrent working memory load (WML), and in individuals with low (vs. high) working memory capacity (WMC). In the curren... View more
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