Visual selective attention is equally functional for individuals with low and high working memory capacity: Evidence from accuracy and eye movements

@article{Mall2014VisualSA,
  title={Visual selective attention is equally functional for individuals with low and high working memory capacity: Evidence from accuracy and eye movements},
  author={Jonathan T. Mall and Candice C. Morey and Michael J. Wolff and Franziska Lehnert},
  journal={Attention, Perception, \& Psychophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={76},
  pages={1998-2014}
}
Selective attention and working memory capacity (WMC) are related constructs, but debate about the manner in which they are related remains active. One elegant explanation of variance in WMC is that the efficiency of filtering irrelevant information is the crucial determining factor, rather than differences in capacity per se. We examined this hypothesis by relating WMC (as measured by complex span tasks) to accuracy and eye movements during visual change detection tasks with different degrees… Expand
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