Dynamic visual noise interferes with storage in visual working memory

Dean, Graham M., Dewhurst, Stephen A. and Whittaker, Annalise (2008) Dynamic visual noise interferes with storage in visual working memory. Experimental Psychology, 55. pp. 283-289. ISSN 1618-3169

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Several studies have demonstrated that dynamic visual noise (DVN) does not interfere with memory for random matrices. This has led to suggestions that (a) visual working memory is distinct from imagery, and (b) visual working memory is not a gateway between sensory input and long-term storage. A comparison of the interference effects of DVN with memory for matrices and colored textures shows that DVN can interfere with visual working memory, probably at a level of visual detail not easily supported by long-term memory structures or the recoding of the visual pattern elements. The results support a gateway model of visuospatial working memory and raise questions about the most appropriate ways to measure and model the different levels of representation of information that can be held in visual working memory.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1027/1618-3169.55.4.283
Keywords: dynamic visual noise, working memory, visual memory, visuospatial working memory
Subjects: Psychology
Depositing User: Graham Dean
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 16:11
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:43
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1715

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