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Attention to information in working memory

Oberauer, Klaus; Hein, Laura (2012). Attention to information in working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(3):164-169.


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Other titles:Working memory retains information and makes it available for processing. People often need to hold several chunks of information available while concentrating on only one of them. This process requires selective attention to the contents of working memory. In this article, we summarize evidence for both a broad focus of attention with a capacity of approximately four chunks and a narrow focus of attention that selects a single chunk at a time.
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Deposited On:04 Sep 2012 13:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:57
Publisher:Sage Publications
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