Patricia Mary Hearons

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Behavioral evidence from the young suggests spatial cues that orient attention toward task-relevant items in visual working memory (VWM) enhance memory capacity. Whether older adults can also use retrospective cues ("retro-cues") to enhance VWM capacity is unknown. In the current event-related potential (ERP) study, young and old adults performed a VWM task(More)
There are two views that describe the capacity of visual short-term memory (VSTM): one that posits that capacity has a strict upper limit, and the other that states that capacity has no fixed upper limit. Here we attempt to reconcile these views by measuring capacity of VSTM in two experiments where the number of objects (cubes) and the number of features(More)
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