[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101560]
Researchers Dr Joel Pearson; Asst Prof Duje Tadin;
Brief description Remembering information “in mind” is severely limited by restrictions in capacity, duration and precision. The limits on capacity and precision in visual working memory remain unclear. Likewise, the search for the neural correlates of visual working memory has produced conflicting results. This proposal will show that the limits in precision, capacity and the neural correlates of visual working memory are driven by visual mental imagery. By showing that mental imagery is the missing link to a comprehensive understanding of working memory, This project will show that mental imagery strength limits how much visual information can be held "in mind”. This work will unify two heated scientific debates and produce a complete map of working memory.
Funding Amount 331000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects