Developing a magic number: the dynamic field theory reveals why visual working memory capacity estimates differ across tasks and development

  • Vanessa Renée Simmering-Best
  • Published 2015


Many daily activities require the temporary maintenance and manipulation of information in working memory. A hallmark of this system is its limited capacity— research suggests that adults can actively maintain only about 3-4 items at once. A central question in working memory research is the source of such capacity limits. One approach to this question is… (More)


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