Mechanisms of Sensory Working Memory: Attention and Perfomance XXV

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9780128013717: Mechanisms of Sensory Working Memory: Attention and Perfomance XXV

Working memory processes are crucial for many facets of cognitive processing and experience. Working memory acts as the interface between perception, action, and long-term memory. Historically, working memory was studied using verbal stimuli, spoken or written words. Recently, many researchers in the field have started to understand working memory for features of stimuli devoid of verbal, phonological, or long-term memory content, such as memory for simple visual features (e.g., texture or color), simple auditory features (e.g., pitch), or simple tactile features (e.g., vibration frequency), now called sensory memory to distinguish from verbal memory. Results have helped cognitive neuroscientists to understand basic memory mechanisms in each of these sensory systems without confounding influences of other memory systems (e.g., verbal memory). The contemporary focus on sensory memory is just beginning and this collection of original contributions provides a foundational reference for the study mechanisms of sensory memory. This will be of great interest to students, scholars and researchers in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology studying memory mechanisms and processes. * Introduces the study of Sensory Mechanisms of Working Memory as distinct from Verbal Memory* Covers Visual Memory, Auditory Memory and Tactile Memory* Includes translational content since the breakdown of working memory is often associated with a disease, disorder or trauma to the brain

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Mechanisms of Sensory Working Memory: Attention and Performance XXV provides an update on the research surrounding the memory processes that are crucial for many facets of cognitive processing and experience, with new coverage of emerging areas of study, including a new understanding of working memory for features of stimuli devoid of verbal, phonological, or long-term memory content, such as memory for simple visual features (e.g., texture or color), simple auditory features (e.g., pitch), or simple tactile features (e.g., vibration frequency), now called sensory memory to distinguish from verbal memory. This contemporary focus on sensory memory is just beginning, and this collection of original contributions provides a foundational reference for the study mechanisms of sensory memory. Students, scholars, and researchers studying memory mechanisms and processes in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology will find this text of great value to their work. * Introduces the study of sensory mechanisms of working memory as distinct from verbal memory* Covers visual memory, auditory memory, and tactile memory* Includes translational content as the breakdown of working memory is often associated with a disease, disorder, or trauma to the brain

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Published by Academic Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0128013710 ISBN 13: 9780128013717
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