Binding facilitates attention switching within working memory.

  title={Binding facilitates attention switching within working memory.},
  author={Min Bao and Zhi-hao Li and Da-Ren Zhang},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={33 5},
The authors investigated the units of selective attention within working memory. In Experiment 1, a group of participants kept 1 count and 1 location in working memory and updated them repeatedly in random order. Another group of participants were instructed to achieve the same goal by memorizing the verbal and spatial information in an integrative way as a moving digit. The behavioral data showed that switching attention between properties of an integrated working-memory item was faster than… CONTINUE READING
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