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Memory I - Working Memory

  • The working memory serves to control visual selective attention.
  • It minimizes distracting information by prioritising relevant information.
  • We therefore assume that if we increase the load of working memory, it will increase amount of distractor processing in selective attention tasks
  • 2 tasks:
  • Selective attention: identify from famous names which is popstar and which is politician whilst ignoring distractor faces. 
  • Working memory: recall 5 digits. in same order (low load) in random order (high load)
  • Results =
  • Selective attention…


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