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The Mechanisms of Proactive Interference and Their Relationship with Working Memory
Working memory (WM) capacity – the capacity to maintain and manipulate information in mind – plays an essential role in high-level cognitive functions. An important determinant of WM capacity is the ability to resolve ...
Relative Salience of Emergent Features in Vision
What exactly are the ``parts'' that make up a whole object, and how and when do they group? The answer that is proposed hinges on Emergent Features: features that materialize from the configuration and that make the object ...
Separating Semantic and Phonological Short-term Memory in Aphasic Patients Using a Novel Concurrent Probe Paradigm
Previous research suggests that short-term memory (STM) processes are separable into at least two buffers: a lexical-semantic and a phonological buffer. While there are multiple tasks used to measure phonological STM, only ...
Testing the semantic control hypothesis for stroke aphasics with semantic deficits
Some studies of stroke patients with semantic deficits have found no effect of word frequency on semantic tasks, as well as inconsistent performance across items and tasks. A deficit in semantic control has been suggested ...