Project

Beyond Vision: The Influence of Auditory and Contextual Representations on Visual Working Memory

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 October 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
Keywords
attention categories multisensory context visual working memory
 
Project description

Until

recently,

it

was

assumed

that

information

that

is

temporarily

stored

in

working

memory

is

represented

in

a

visual

or

auditory

format.

Recent

research

has

given

rise

to

doubt

such

an

interpretation,

because

abstract

categorical,

as

well

as

other

non-­‐relevant

objectproperties

are

stored

as

well.

The

current

project

will

study

how

non-­‐visual

information

plays

a

role

in

visual

working

memory.