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Visual Memory

Steven J. Luck and Andrew Hollingworth


Vision and memory are two of the most intensively studied topics in psychology and neuroscience, and the intersection between them — visual memory — is emerging as a fertile ground for research. Certain memory systems appear to specialize in maintaining visually encoded information. Vision provides the primary input to more general memory systems. These more general systems link and integrate visual memory with other perceptual and cognitive processes. As a result, visual perception cannot be understood independently of visual memories, which support the mapping of perceptual input onto existi ... More

Keywords: encoded information, visual perception, visual sensory memory, iconic memory, visual short-term memory, eye movements, visual long-term memory, natural scenes, object recognition, associative learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305487
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305487.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven J. Luck, editor
The University of Iowa

Andrew Hollingworth, editor
The University of Iowa

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