Visual Working Memory Study

Can We Expand Capacity?

Working memory is a cognitive system responsible for temporarily holding information for processing. Up until recently, a capacity limit had been established. 

The Study

We investigated working memory capacity using various instructional prompts and found considerable differences in capacity according to instructional priming. See publication for detailed results.

Publications

Bengson, J.J. & Luck, S.J. (2016) Effect of strategy on visual working memory capacity, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 265-270.


Conferences:

*Njoroge, P. R., & Bengson, J. J. (April, 2016). Inconsistency in capacity estimates across set-sizes in visual working memory. Poster presentation. Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research, Morage, CA.  


*Malinski, A., & Bengson, J. J. (April, 2016). Encoding the visual working memory. Poster presentation. Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research, Morage, CA.   



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