publication . Article . 2012

The Sensory Components of High-Capacity Iconic Memory and Visual Working Memory

Claire eBradley; Claire eBradley; Joel ePearson;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2012 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 3 (eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Early visual memory can be split into two primary components: a high-capacity, short-lived iconic memory followed by a limited-capacity visual working memory that can last many seconds. Whereas a large number of studies have investigated visual working memory for low-level sensory features, much research on iconic memory has used more “high-level” alphanumeric stimuli such as letters or numbers. These two forms of memory are typically examined separately, despite an intrinsic overlap in their characteristics. Here, we used a purely sensory paradigm to examine visual short-term memory for 10 homogeneous items of 3 different visual features (colour, orientation an...
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free text keywords: Psychology, Original Research, iconic memory, visual working memory, early visual memory, low-level visual features, General Psychology, colour, form and motion, Short-term visual memory, Echoic memory, Short-term memory, Sensory memory, Haptic memory, Memory rehearsal, Visual memory, Cognitive psychology, Visual short-term memory, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990
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NHMRC| Visual memory for competitive vision
  • Funder: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (NHMRC)
  • Project Code: 457146
  • Funding stream: Early Career Fellowships
NHMRC| Enhancing the treatment of anxiety: The role of mental imagery
  • Funder: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (NHMRC)
  • Project Code: 1024800
  • Funding stream: Project Grants
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