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
Asserted relationships to other concepts
Tasks that are asserted to measure visual working memory
|visual attention task|| ||(details)|
|orthographic discrimination|| ||(details)|
|oculomotor delayed response|| ||(details)|
|object-discrimination task|| ||(details)|
|face n-back task|| ||(details)|
|block tapping test|| ||(details)|
"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)