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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2013, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (12): 2136-2143.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.02136

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Visual Memory in the Process of Scene Perception

KANG Tinghu;FAN Xiaoyan   

  1. (School of Psychology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China)
  • Received:2013-05-02 Online:2013-12-15 Published:2013-12-15
  • Contact: KANG Tinghu


It was a key issue how people did get and store information during scene perception, but there were debates whether visual memory existed and affected scene perception. Earlier studies believed that visual representations were impoverished in the process of scene perception, and visual memory systems did not accumulate scene information which had been searched. However, related researches showed that visual memory affected visual searching and scene learning, which indicated visual memory systems played important roles in the scene perception. Future research should focus on information acquisition, the interaction of different visual memory stores in the process of scene perception, as well as explicit and implicit learning for scenes.

Key words: visual memory, scene perception, visual search, change blindness