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Visuo-spatial working memory as a limited resource of cognitive processing

Zimmer, Hubert D., Münzer, Stefan and Umla-Runge, Katja 2010. Visuo-spatial working memory as a limited resource of cognitive processing. In: Crocker, M. W. and Siekmann, J. eds. Resource-Adaptive Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Technologies, Berlin: Springer, pp. 13-34. (10.1007/978-3-540-89408-7_2)

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Working memory is considered a cognitive component that mainly serves two functions. It temporarily maintains information that was either perceived but is no longer present in the environment, or that was internally generated, and it supplies a work space for transforming and manipulating elements of perception and thinking. Both functions are relevant for a successful interaction with the environment and it is therefore not surprising that WM is a central topic of research in the field of general psychology. This interest is further increased by the fact that WM is seen as a limited resource that constrains cognitive performances.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540894070
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