September 2018
Volume 18, Issue 10
Open Access
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2018
The impact of perceptual encoding on subsequent visual memory
Author Affiliations
  • Timothy Brady
    University of California San Diego
Journal of Vision September 2018, Vol.18, 1361. doi:10.1167/18.10.1361
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      Timothy Brady; The impact of perceptual encoding on subsequent visual memory. Journal of Vision 2018;18(10):1361. doi: 10.1167/18.10.1361.

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Abstract

Memory systems are traditionally associated with the end stages of the visual processing sequence: attending to a perceived object allows for object recognition; information about this recognized object is stored in working memory; and eventually this information is encoded into an abstract long-term memory representation. In this talk, I will argue that memories are not truly abstract from perception: perceptual distinctions persist in memory, and our memories are impacted by the perceptual processing that is used to create them. In particular, I will talk about evidence that suggests that both visual working memory and visual long-term memory are limited by the quality and nature of their perceptual encoding, both in terms of the precision of the memories that are formed and their structure.

Meeting abstract presented at VSS 2018

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