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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (2) : 228-239     DOI:
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Re-examining the Role of Working Memory in Visual Search

ZHANG Bao

(The Center for Mind and Brain, Education School, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China)
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Abstract  Visual search is a common perceptual task used to study how attention selects a particular object in the visual scene among a large number of distractors. Working memory, which is used to retain relevant information and suppress irrelevant information, has been proved to play a crucial role in visual search process, e.g., maintaining the visual search template, offering the place for matching the search template and visual search items, and preventing attention from re-orienting to the examined items. Based on the relevant evidence reviewed here, it is clear that working memory does play a role in visual search, but how it works still needs further studies.
Keywords working memory, visual search, inhibition of return     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Bao   
Issue Date: 15 February 2012
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ZHANG Bao. Re-examining the Role of Working Memory in Visual Search[J]. , 2012, 20(2): 228-239.
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