|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|141387||162864||2015||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Working memory performance degrades continuously with increasing memory load.
• Storage in a neural population code accounts for the observed patterns of errors.
• Evidence for a normalization mechanism responsible for increase in variability.
• Established neural principles explain increases in decay, latency, and misbinding.
This opinion article argues that noise (randomness) in neural activity is the limiting factor in visual working memory (WM), determining how accurately we can maintain stable internal representations of external stimuli. Sharing of a fixed amount of neural activity between items in memory explains why WM can be successfully described as a continuous resource. This contrasts with the popular conception of WM as comprising a limited number of memory slots, each holding a representation of one stimulus – I argue that this view is challenged by computational theory and the latest neurophysiological evidence.
Journal: - Volume 19, Issue 8, August 2015, Pages 431–438