Serial consolidation of orientation information into visual short-term memory.

@article{Liu2013SerialCO,
  title={Serial consolidation of orientation information into visual short-term memory.},
  author={Taosheng Liu and Mark W. Becker},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1044-50}
}
Previous research suggests that there is a limit to the rate at which items can be consolidated in visual short-term memory (VSTM). This limit could be due to either a serial or a limited-capacity parallel process. Historically, it has proven difficult to distinguish between these two types of processes. In the present experiment, we took a novel approach that allowed us to do so. Participants viewed two oriented gratings either sequentially or simultaneously and reported one of the gratings… CONTINUE READING