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Development of visual working memory precision in childhood

Abstract:

Visual working memory (VWM) is the facility to hold in mind visual information for brief periods of time. Developmental studies have suggested an increase during childhood in the maximum number of complete items that can simultaneously be stored in VWM. Here, we exploit a recent theoretical and empirical innovation to investigate instead the precision with which items are stored in VWM, where precision is a continuous measure reflecting VWM resolution. Ninety boys aged 7 to 13years completed ...

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Burnett Heyes, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
van der Staaij, I More by this author
Journal:
Developmental Science
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
528-539
Publication date:
2012-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-7687
ISSN:
1363-755X
URN:
uuid:94126f54-0e6c-45ad-8190-5e431ed629b8
Source identifiers:
341678
Local pid:
pubs:341678
Language:
English

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