Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin
Controlling the Contents of Working Memory
The fact that a task as seemingly simple as the colored-squares change-detection task has such phenomenal psychometric properties (predicting, e.g., general fluid intelligence, standardized test performance, even lifetime earning potential and personality traits) suggests that it engages more than just “simple” storage operations. I’ll present and discuss ongoing behavioral, fMRI, EEG, and TMS-EEG studies that are generating and/or testing novel hypotheses about the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in the short-term retention of visual information during working memory tasks.
A pizza lunch will be served at 11:45am. The seminar will begin at 12:00pm.