SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Murray, A. M., Nobre, A. C., Clark, I. A., Cravo, A. M., & Stokes, M. G. (2013). Attention restores discrete items to visual short-term memory. Psychological Science, 24(4), 550-556. doi:10.1177/0956797612457782

Summary: This study shows that selective attention can restore forgotten items to visual short-term memory (VSTM).

Article 2: Oberauer, K., & Hein, L. (2012). Attention to information in working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(3), 164-169. doi:10.1177/0963721412444727

Summary: Working memory retains information and makes it available for processing. People often need to hold several chunks of information available while concentrating on only one of them. This process requires selective attention to the contents of working memory.

Article 3: Hunt, R. R. (2013). Precision in memory through distinctive processing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(1), 10-15. doi:10.1177/0963721412463228

Summary: Any item that violates its current context will be well remembered, a phenomenon typically attributed to distinctiveness. Distinctiveness often is used as a synonym for difference, but, in fact, the beneficial effects of distinctiveness on memory arise only when both similarity and difference are encoded.