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What is attentional refreshing in working memory?

Camos, V and Johnson, MR and Loaiza, VM and Portrat, S and Souza, AS and Vergauwe, E (2018) 'What is attentional refreshing in working memory?' Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1424 (1). 19 - 32. ISSN 0077-8923

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Abstract

Working memory is one of the most important topics of research in cognitive psychology. The cognitive revolution that introduced the computer metaphor to describe human cognitive functioning called for this system in charge of the temporary storage of incoming or retrieved information to permit its processing. In the past decades, one particular mechanism of maintenance, attentional refreshing, has attracted an increasing amount of interest in the field of working memory. However, this mechanism remains rather mysterious, and its functioning is conceived in very different ways across the literature. This article presents an up-to-date review on attentional refreshing through the joint effort of leading researchers in the domain. It highlights points of agreement and delineates future avenues of research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Refreshing; Attention; Working Memory; Maintenance; Long-Term Memory; Rehearsal
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 16:32
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 02:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21070

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