Visual long-term memory has the same limit on fidelity as visual working memory.

@article{Brady2013VisualLM,
  title={Visual long-term memory has the same limit on fidelity as visual working memory.},
  author={Timothy F. Brady and Talia Konkle and Jonathan Richard Gill and Aude Oliva and George A. Alvarez},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={
          981-90
        }
}
Visual long-term memory can store thousands of objects with surprising visual detail, but just how detailed are these representations, and how can one quantify this fidelity? Using the property of color as a case study, we estimated the precision of visual information in long-term memory, and compared this with the precision of the same information in working memory. Observers were shown real-world objects in random colors and were asked to recall the colors after a delay. We quantified two… CONTINUE READING

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