• Publications
  • Influence
Access to information in working memory: exploring the focus of attention.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology, Computer Science
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 May 2002
TLDR
The results support a model distinguishing 3 states of representations in working memory: the activated part of long-term memory, a capacity limited region of direct access, and a focus of attention.
Binding and inhibition in working memory: individual and age differences in short-term recognition.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 1 August 2005
TLDR
Structural equation models showed that WMC is related to the efficiency of recollection but not of familiarity, and the generality of the effect across paradigms is more compatible with a deficit in content-context bindings subserving recollection than with a deficits in inhibition of irrelevant information in working memory.
Removing irrelevant information from working memory: a cognitive aging study with the modified Sternberg task.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 July 2001
TLDR
Two experiments with a modified Sternberg recognition task explored the ability of young and old adults to remove irrelevant information from working memory and found the results are compatible with a dual-process model of recognition in combination with a working-memory model distinguishing the focus of attention from the activated portion of long-term memory.
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-Gaussian
The meaning(s) of conditionals: conditional probabilities, mental models, and personal utilities.
TLDR
Judgments were strongly influenced by the ratio of pq to p not q cases, supporting the conditional probability account and the pragmatic utility associated with believing a statement also affected the degree of belief in conditionals but not in logically equivalent quantified statements.
The Role of Conspiracist Ideation and Worldviews in Predicting Rejection of Science
TLDR
It is shown that conservatism and free-market worldview strongly predict rejection of climate science, in contrast to their weaker and opposing effects on acceptance of vaccinations, and that conspiracist ideation is associated with the rejection of all scientific propositions tested.
Control of the contents of working memory--a comparison of two paradigms and two age groups.
  • K. Oberauer
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 July 2005
TLDR
Old adults showed the same flexibility in the arithmetic updating task but seemed somewhat less able or inclined to temporarily move information into the activated part of LTM in the modified Sternberg task.
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