Working memory as internal attention: toward an integrative account of internal and external selection processes.

@article{Kiyonaga2013WorkingMA,
  title={Working memory as internal attention: toward an integrative account of internal and external selection processes.},
  author={Anastasia Kiyonaga and Tobias Egner},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={228-42}
}
Working memory (WM) and attention have been studied as separate cognitive constructs, although it has long been acknowledged that attention plays an important role in controlling the activation, maintenance, and manipulation of representations in WM. WM has, conversely, been thought of as a means of maintaining representations to voluntarily guide perceptual selective attention. It has more recently been observed, however, that the contents of WM can capture visual attention, even when such… CONTINUE READING

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