Visual Working Memory

Working memory plays an essential role in our everyday lives by maintaining task-relevant information to perform any cognitive task, ranging from reading an article to keeping track of the location of objects in our environment. In our lab, we are mainly interested in visual working memory. 

We investigate how we perceive, attend and remember visuospatial information by taking an integrative perspective on low-level processes and higher-level cognition. In particular, our aim is to gain a better understanding of several topics including visual/spatial working memory capacity, resolution of visual and spatial working memory, configural representations, hierarchical encoding of visual information, ensemble representations, and individual and cultural differences in these processes.

If you are interested in learning more about our research on visuospatial working memory, here are some relevant references:

Boduroglu,A. (2012). Action video game players form more detailed representation of objects. Acta Psychologica, 139, 327-334. [PubMed]

Gutchess, A. H. , Schwartz, A. J., & Boduroglu, A. (2011). The influence of culture on memory. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Lectures Notes in Computer Science, Springer. [pdf]

Boduroglu,A. & Shah, P. (2009). Effects of spatial configuration on visual change detection: An account of bias changes. Memory & Cognition,37,1120-1131. [PubMed]

Boduroğlu,A., Shah, P. & Nisbett, R. (2009). Cultural differences in allocation of attention in visual information processing. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40(3), 349-360. [PubMed]