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The ability to maintain visual information online for a limited time interval (~ 4 sec). This information is not stored permanently.
REFERENCED IN COLLECTION: Baddeley's model of working memory
Attention
MLewis about five years ago.

Asserted relationships to other concepts

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Tasks that are asserted to measure visual working memory

TaskContrast Measure

visual attention task
  • d' (difference between correct identifications and false alarms)
(details) 

orthographic discrimination
  • average accuracy of controls minus accuracy of participant
(details) 

oculomotor delayed response
  • sensory modality
(details) 

object-discrimination task
  • d' (difference between correct identifications and false alarms)
(details) 
  • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of controls
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face n-back task
  • emotion detection
(details) 
  • identity detection
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block tapping test
  • percent correct (number of correct sequences/number of total sequences)
(details) 

User Discussion


"Removed section in definition stating that visual working memory has a capacity of 15 items because no such consensus exists in the literature and this statement is not essential to the definition regardless."
MLewis (about five years ago)

Term History

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about nine years ago:The ability to maintain visual information online for a limited time interval (~ 4 sec). This information has a capacity of ~15 items and is not stored permanently.

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