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How does visual working memory solve the binding problem?


Shepherdson, Peter; Hell, Lorena; Oberauer, Klaus (2022). How does visual working memory solve the binding problem? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 48(10):1137-1152.

Abstract

Location has been highlighted as playing a crucial role in the relationship between memory for features and memory for bindings, with features purportedly bound to one another when they share a location. In three experiments (N = 24, 20, and 24), we show that feature-feature bindings are formed effectively in parallel when stimuli are separated in space but are disrupted when two objects are simultaneously presented in the same location. This pattern holds when conditions are equated with regard to memory for individual features. These findings confirm a prediction from a two-stage model of encoding in visual working memory, in which initial parallel encoding of features in spatial maps is followed by a subsequent sequential binding process that forms object representations that no longer rely on spatial location.

Abstract

Location has been highlighted as playing a crucial role in the relationship between memory for features and memory for bindings, with features purportedly bound to one another when they share a location. In three experiments (N = 24, 20, and 24), we show that feature-feature bindings are formed effectively in parallel when stimuli are separated in space but are disrupted when two objects are simultaneously presented in the same location. This pattern holds when conditions are equated with regard to memory for individual features. These findings confirm a prediction from a two-stage model of encoding in visual working memory, in which initial parallel encoding of features in spatial maps is followed by a subsequent sequential binding process that forms object representations that no longer rely on spatial location.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Life Sciences > Behavioral Neuroscience
Uncontrolled Keywords:Behavioral Neuroscience, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Language:English
Date:1 October 2022
Deposited On:02 Dec 2022 09:26
Last Modified:29 Jan 2024 02:50
Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN:0096-1523
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0001044
PubMed ID:35980706
  • Content: Accepted Version
  • Language: English