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. Our exploration sought to expand this limit. 

The Study

Using alternative instructional prompts, we pushed the limits of working memory in action and found considerable differences. The details of these findings can be found in our publication below.

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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