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2021-07-21Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/25521
A direct comparison of attentional orienting to spatial and temporal positions in visual working memory
dc.contributor.authorHeuer, Anna
dc.contributor.authorRolfs, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-24T13:22:49Z
dc.date.available2022-11-24T13:22:49Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-21none
dc.identifier.other10.3758/s13423-021-01972-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/26197
dc.description.abstractDifferent visual attributes effectively guide attention to specific items in visual working memory (VWM), ensuring that particularly important memory contents are readily available. Predictable temporal structures contribute to this efficient use of VWM: items are prospectively prioritized when they are expected to be needed. Occasionally, however, visual events only gain relevance through their timing after they have passed. We investigated retrospective attentional orienting based on temporal position by directly comparing it with orienting to spatial locations, which is typically considered the most powerful selection mechanism. In a colour-change-detection task, in which items appeared sequentially at different locations, symbolic number cues validly indicated the temporal or spatial location of the upcoming probe item either before encoding (precues; Experiment 1) or during maintenance (retrocues; Experiments 1–3). Temporal and spatial cues were physically identical and only differed in their mapping onto either temporal or spatial positions. Predictive cues yielded cueing benefits (i.e., higher accuracy and shorter reaction times) as compared with neutral cues, with larger benefits for precues than for retrocues. Importantly, spatial and temporal cueing benefits did not differ. Equivalent retrocueing benefits were also observed across different cue-probe intervals and irrespective of whether spatial or temporal position was used as retrieval cue, indicating that items were directly bound to temporal position and not prioritized via a space-based mechanism. These findings show that spatial and temporal properties can be used equally well to flexibly prioritise representations held in VWM and they highlight the functional similarities of space and time in VWM.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectvisual working memoryeng
dc.subjectspatial attentioneng
dc.subjecttemporal attentioneng
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin und Gesundheitnone
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologienone
dc.titleA direct comparison of attentional orienting to spatial and temporal positions in visual working memorynone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/26197-5
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/25521
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages9none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameSpringernone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeNew Yorknone
local.edoc.container-volume29none
local.edoc.container-issue1none
local.edoc.container-firstpage182none
local.edoc.container-lastpage190none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1531-5320

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