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Shielding working-memory representations from temporally predictable external interference

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Protecting working-memory content from distracting external sensory inputs and intervening tasks is an ubiquitous demand in daily life. Here, we ask whether and how temporal expectations about external events can help mitigate effects of such interference during working-memory retention. We manipulated the temporal predictability of interfering items that occurred during the retention period of a visual working-memory task and report that temporal expectations reduce the detrimental influence...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104915

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9072-4958
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Cognition Journal website
Volume:
217
Article number:
104915
Publication date:
2021-09-29
Acceptance date:
2021-09-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-7838
ISSN:
0010-0277
Pmid:
34600356
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1198372
Local pid:
pubs:1198372
Deposit date:
2021-11-07

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