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Access to information in working memory: exploring the focus of attention.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 May 2002
Participants memorized briefly presented sets of digits, a subset of which had to be accessed as input for arithmetic tasks (the active set), whereas another subset had to be remembered independentlyExpand
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Design for a working memory.
Working memory is a system for providing access to representations for complex cognition, six requirements for a system that meets these requirements are delineated: (1) maintaining structural representations by dynamic bindings, (2) manipulating structural representations, (3) flexible reconfiguration, (4) partial decoupling from long-term memory, (5) controlled retrieval, (6) encoding of new structures into longterm memory. Expand
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Binding and inhibition in working memory: individual and age differences in short-term recognition.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 1 August 2005
Two studies investigated the relationship between working memory capacity (WMC), adult age, and the resolution of conflict between familiarity and recollection in short-term recognition tasks.Expand
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Working memory capacity - facets of a cognitive ability construct
Abstract Working memory capacity is differentiated theoretically along two dimensions: contents and functions. The resulting 3×3 matrix was operationalized by 23 tasks sampled from the literature.Expand
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Individual differences in components of reaction time distributions and their relations to working memory and intelligence.
The authors bring together approaches from cognitive and individual differences psychology to model characteristics of reaction time distributions beyond measures of central tendency. Ex-GaussianExpand
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Removing irrelevant information from working memory: a cognitive aging study with the modified Sternberg task.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 July 2001
Two experiments with a modified Sternberg recognition task explored the ability of young and old adults to remove irrelevant information from working memory. The task involved 2 memory sets, 1 ofExpand
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The meaning(s) of conditionals: conditional probabilities, mental models, and personal utilities.
Five experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that people understand conditional statements ("if p then q") as indicating a high conditional probability P(q/p). Participants estimated theExpand
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The multiple faces of working memory: Storage, processing, supervision, and coordination
We investigate the distinctiveness of working memory functions and their components against the background of a multi-facet model and propose a taxonomy of functional and content-related facets. Expand
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A working memory test battery for MATLAB
We present a battery of four working memory tasks that are implemented using MATLAB and the free Psychophysics Toolbox. Expand
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Forgetting in immediate serial recall: decay, temporal distinctiveness, or interference?
Three hypotheses of forgetting from immediate memory were tested: time-based decay, decreasing temporal distinctiveness, and interference. The hypotheses were represented by 3 models of serialExpand
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