Working memory and spatial judgments: Cognitive load increases the central tendency bias.

@article{Allred2016WorkingMA,
  title={Working memory and spatial judgments: Cognitive load increases the central tendency bias.},
  author={Sarah R. Allred and L. Elizabeth Crawford and Sean Duffy and John Bryan Smith},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={
          1825-1831
        }
}
Previous work demonstrates that memory for simple stimuli can be biased by information about the distribution of which the stimulus is a member. Specifically, people underestimate values greater than the distribution's average and overestimate values smaller than the average. This is referred to as the central tendency bias. This bias has been explained as an optimal use of both noisy sensory information and category information. In largely separate literature, cognitive load (CL) experiments… CONTINUE READING
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