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Mechanisms underlying the short-term retention of information

Bradley R. Postle

in Neuroimaging of Human Memory

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217298
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217298.003.0012
Mechanisms underlying the short-term retention of information

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This chapter examines a series of experiments investigating the short-term retention (STR) of visual information, also known as the storage component of short-term or working memory. It focuses on studies of the short-term retention of information during the delay between the presentation of to-be-remembered information and the end of the trial, at which point the subject's memory for this information is tested.

Keywords: short-term retention; STR; visual information; short-term memory; working memory

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Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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