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Attention restores discrete items to visual short-term memory.

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When a memory is forgotten, is it lost forever? Our study shows that selective attention can restore forgotten items to visual short-term memory (VSTM). In our two experiments, all stimuli presented in a memory array were designed to be equally task relevant during encoding. During the retention interval, however, participants were sometimes given a cue predicting which of the memory items would be probed at the end of the delay. This shift in task relevance improved recall for that item. We ...

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10.1177/0956797612457782

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Psychological science
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
550-556
Publication date:
2013-04-05
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EISSN:
1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
URN:
uuid:5fd233be-2d05-4c64-b621-56f9d4a87a21
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376744
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pubs:376744

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