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Orienting Attention Within Visual Short-Term Memory: Development and Mechanisms

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How does developing attentional control operate within visual short-term memory (VSTM)? Seven-year-olds, 11-year-olds, and adults (total n = 205) were asked to report whether probe items were part of preceding visual arrays. In Experiment 1, central or peripheral cues oriented attention to the location of to-be-probed items either prior to encoding or during maintenance. Cues improved memory regardless of their position, but younger children benefited less from cues presented during maintenan...

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10.1111/cdev.12150

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Journal:
Child Development
Volume:
85
Issue:
2
Pages:
578-592
Publication date:
2014-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8624
ISSN:
0009-3920
Source identifiers:
459649
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:459649
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uuid:8a761dae-914c-4a64-a569-d21b6a585802
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pubs:459649
Deposit date:
2014-05-10

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