A probabilistic clustering theory of the organization of visual short-term memory.

@article{Orhan2013APC,
  title={A probabilistic clustering theory of the organization of visual short-term memory.},
  author={A. Emin Orhan and Robert A. Jacobs},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2013},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={297-328}
}
Experimental evidence suggests that the content of a memory for even a simple display encoded in visual short-term memory (VSTM) can be very complex. VSTM uses organizational processes that make the representation of an item dependent on the feature values of all displayed items as well as on these items' representations. Here, we develop a probabilistic clustering theory (PCT) for modeling the organization of VSTM for simple displays. PCT states that VSTM represents a set of items in terms of… CONTINUE READING