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Changing concepts of working memory.

Abstract:
Working memory is widely considered to be limited in capacity, holding a fixed, small number of items, such as Miller's 'magical number' seven or Cowan's four. It has recently been proposed that working memory might better be conceptualized as a limited resource that is distributed flexibly among all items to be maintained in memory. According to this view, the quality rather than the quantity of working memory representations determines performance. Here we consider behavioral and emerging neural evidence for this proposal.

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10.1038/nn.3655

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Nature neuroscience
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
347-356
Publication date:
2014-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
URN:
uuid:d0d8035c-710a-42ca-8827-e5134ee26a23
Source identifiers:
451235
Local pid:
pubs:451235
Language:
English
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