Working memory capacity and the scope and control of attention.

  title={Working memory capacity and the scope and control of attention.},
  author={Zach Shipstead and Tyler L. Harrison and Randall W. Engle},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  volume={77 6},
Complex span and visual arrays are two common measures of working memory capacity that are respectively treated as measures of attention control and storage capacity. A recent analysis of these tasks concluded that (1) complex span performance has a relatively stronger relationship to fluid intelligence and (2) this is due to the requirement that people engage control processes while performing this task. The present study examines the validity of these conclusions by examining two large data… CONTINUE READING
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