Dissociation between appearance and location within visuo-spatial working memory



Darling, Stephen and Sala, Sergio and Logie, Robert H. (2009) Dissociation between appearance and location within visuo-spatial working memory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62 (3). pp. 417-425. ISSN 1747-0218

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Abstract

Previous research has demonstrated separation between systems supporting memory for appearance and memory for location. However, the interpretation of these results is complicated by a confound occurring because of the simultaneous presentation of objects in multiple-item arrays when assessing memory for appearance and the sequential presentation of items when assessing memory for location. This paper reports an experiment in which sequential or simultaneous modes of presentation were factorially manipulated with memory for visual appearance or memory for location. Spatial interference (tapping) or visual interference (dynamic visual noise) were presented during retention. Appearance versus location interacted with the type of interference task, but mode of presentation did not. These results are consistent with the view that different subsystems within visuo-spatial working memory support memory for appearance and memory for location. © 2008 The Experimental Psychology Society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Short-term memory; Spatial memory; Visual memory; Working memory
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Psychology and Sociology
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2009 11:01
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:55
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/698

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