Two dissociable updating processes in working memory

“A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.” – G. Lichtenberg Although the brain-computer metaphor has served cognitive psychology well, research in cognitive neuroscience has revealed many important differences between brains and computers.

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Object-switch trials showed increased response times compared with repetition trials in both task conditions.In addition, switching costs were increased in the processing compared with the replacement condition.Pronounced P3a’s were obtained in switching trials but there were no difference between the two updating tasks (replacement or processing).My research involves 2 core executive functions: working memory updating and task switching.The ability to update the content of working memory rapidly and accurately is crucial for many high level cognitive tasks.

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