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Dynamic shifts of limited working memory resources in human vision.

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Our ability to remember what we have seen is very limited. Most current views characterize this limit as a fixed number of items-only four objects-that can be held in visual working memory. We show that visual memory capacity is not fixed by the number of objects, but rather is a limited resource that is shared out dynamically between all items in the visual scene. This resource can be shifted flexibly between objects, with allocation biased by selective attention and toward targets of upcomi...

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10.1126/science.1158023

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.) More from this journal
Volume:
321
Issue:
5890
Pages:
851-854
Publication date:
2008-08-01
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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pubs:365273
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uuid:cd1bee82-d2f7-4247-86fd-7c77f17e0131
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pubs:365273
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365273
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2013-11-16

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