Edward Awh - Working Memory and Attention

Edward Awh - Working Memory and Attention

How many items can a person hold in working memory? This basic question about the basic capacity of human working memory has seen a resurgence of interest over the last ten years. The estimate of 7 plus or minus 2 often reported in textbooks of cognitive psychology and loosely based on Georg Miller's influential article has been shown to dramatically overestimate actual memory capacity. In his work, Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon has investigated both the actual capacity of working memory in the visual domain, as well as the interaction between working memory and attention.

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memory, visual working memory, attention