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The Retrieval and Manipulation of Visual Memories: Evidence from Neuropsychology

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This chapter discusses neuropsychological disorders of visual short-term memory (VSTM) and the importance of these disorders for theories of VSTM. It emphasizes the role of VSTM not only in "bottom-up" processes (forming a memory for new material from the environment) but also in "top-down" processing, as when visual images are formed from material from long-term memory (LTM). It is argued that just as VSTM is involved when we need to remember new visual input, so visual imagery recruits VSTM...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Humphreys, GW More by this author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Visual Memory
Publication date:
2008-08-12
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uuid:ab8d013b-ce7e-4250-ab09-be1c2a1ac91a
Source identifiers:
504303
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pubs:504303
ISBN:
9780195305487

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