Visual working memory for observed actions.

  title={Visual working memory for observed actions.},
  author={Justin N. Wood},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={136 4},
  • Justin N. Wood
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • Psychology, Biology, Computer Science
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
Human society depends on the ability to remember the actions of other individuals, which is information that must be stored in a temporary buffer to guide behavior after actions have been observed. To date, however, the storage capacity, contents, and architecture of working memory for observed actions are unknown. In this article, the author shows that it is possible to retain information about only 2-3 actions in visual working memory at once. However, it is also possible to retain 9… 

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