July 2013
Volume 13, Issue 9
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2013
Beyond Slots vs. Resources
Author Affiliations
  • George Alvarez
    Harvard University
  • Timothy Brady
    Harvard University
  • Daryl Fougnie
    Harvard University
  • Jordan Suchow
    Harvard University
Journal of Vision July 2013, Vol.13, 1367. doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/13.9.1367
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      George Alvarez, Timothy Brady, Daryl Fougnie, Jordan Suchow; Beyond Slots vs. Resources. Journal of Vision 2013;13(9):1367. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/13.9.1367.

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Slot and resource models have been influential in the study of visual working memory capacity. However, several recent empirical findings are not explicitly predicted by either model. These findings include: (1) a shared limit on the fidelity of working memory and long-term memory, (2) stochastic variability in working memory that is not explained by uneven allocation of a commodity such as slots or resources, and (3) the existence of structured representations. Together, these findings demand either significant modification of existing slot and resource models, or the introduction of a new framework for understanding visual working memory capacity.

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