Distractor frequency influences performance in vibrotactile working memory

@article{Bancroft2010DistractorFI,
  title={Distractor frequency influences performance in vibrotactile working memory},
  author={Tyler D. Bancroft and Philip Servos},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={208},
  pages={529-532}
}
We use a vibrotactile-delayed match-to-sample paradigm to evaluate the effects of interference on working memory. One of the suggested mechanisms through which interference affects performance in working memory is feature overwriting: Short-term representations are maintained in a finite set of feature units (such as prefrontal neurons), and distractor stimuli co-opt some or all of those units, degrading the stored representation of an earlier stimulus. Subjects were presented with two… Expand

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