Visual perceptual memory - Anno 2008

Svein Magnussen*, Mark W. Greenlee, Oliver Baumann, Tor Endestad

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The concept of perceptual memory refers to the neural and cognitive processes underlying the storage of sensory information along such basic stimulus dimensions as spatial frequency, orientation, and motion (Magnussen, 2000; Magnussen & Greenlee, 1999). The concept is related to, but not identical with, the concept of visual working memory (Baddeley, 2003). In perceptual memory experiments, memory is assessed in terms of the precision by which stimulus information is retained in memory, rather than in terms of the number of visual items or categories that can be retained; with a research strategy, that is closer to the correspondence metaphor of memory than it is to the storehouse metaphor (Koriat, Goldsmith, & Pansky, 2000).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemory, Aging and the Brain
Subtitle of host publicationA Festschrift in Honour of Lars-Göran Nilsson
EditorsLars Backman, Lars Nyberg
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPsychology Press Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic) 9781135238797
ISBN (Print)0203866665, 9780203866665
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


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