Two dissociable updating processes in working memory.

  title={Two dissociable updating processes in working memory.},
  author={Yoav Kessler and Nachshon Meiran},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={34 6},
The authors show that the updating of working memory (WM) representations is carried out by the cooperative act of 2 dissociable reaction time (RT) components: a global updating process that provides stability by shielding WM contents against interference and a local process that provides flexibility. Participants kept track of 1-3 items (digits or Gibson figures). In each trial, the items either were similar to those in the previous trial or were different in any or all of the items… CONTINUE READING
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