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Lacking control over the trade-off between quality and quantity in visual short-term memory.

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Visual short-term memory (VSTM) is limited in the quantity and quality of items that can be retained over time. Importantly, these two mnemonic parameters interact: increasing the number of items in VSTM reduces the quality with which they are represented. Here, we ask whether this trade-off is under top-down control. Specifically, we test whether participants can strategically optimise the trade-off between quality and quantity for VSTM according to task demands. We manipulated strategic tra...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0041223

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
7
Issue:
8
Pages:
e41223
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:459b42fe-591b-42eb-8f55-1dbfd00bed3c
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349787
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pubs:349787

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