Older adults have reduced performance in visual working memory tasks in comparison to young adults, but the precipitators of the age-related impairment are not fully understood. The most common interpretation of this dierence is that older adults are incapable of maintaining the same amount of object representations as young adults over short intervals (in line with the fixed-slot model of working memory). However, it has remained largely unexplored whether the age-related decline is only due to the number of representations that older individuals can retain in visual working memory, or whether the content of the representation(s) may have an eect as well (in line with the flexible-resource model of working memory). Feature binding studies represent an interesting research line to examine the content of older adults’ representations. In this mini-review, we present the main results across feature binding studies in aging, as well as highlight the importance of manipulating both the representation content and number to have a stress test of the various models of working memory and their contribution to aging. Overall, feature binding studies, together with the simultaneous manipulation of set size, will allow us to better understand the nature of the age-related decline of visual working memor

Aging and feature binding in visual working memory / Holcomb, Alexandria Nicole; Tagliabue, Chiara Francesca; Mazza, Veronica. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 13:(2022). [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.977565]

Aging and feature binding in visual working memory

Holcomb, Alexandria Nicole
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Tagliabue, Chiara Francesca
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Mazza, Veronica
Ultimo
2022-01-01

Abstract

Older adults have reduced performance in visual working memory tasks in comparison to young adults, but the precipitators of the age-related impairment are not fully understood. The most common interpretation of this dierence is that older adults are incapable of maintaining the same amount of object representations as young adults over short intervals (in line with the fixed-slot model of working memory). However, it has remained largely unexplored whether the age-related decline is only due to the number of representations that older individuals can retain in visual working memory, or whether the content of the representation(s) may have an eect as well (in line with the flexible-resource model of working memory). Feature binding studies represent an interesting research line to examine the content of older adults’ representations. In this mini-review, we present the main results across feature binding studies in aging, as well as highlight the importance of manipulating both the representation content and number to have a stress test of the various models of working memory and their contribution to aging. Overall, feature binding studies, together with the simultaneous manipulation of set size, will allow us to better understand the nature of the age-related decline of visual working memor
2022
Holcomb, Alexandria Nicole; Tagliabue, Chiara Francesca; Mazza, Veronica
Aging and feature binding in visual working memory / Holcomb, Alexandria Nicole; Tagliabue, Chiara Francesca; Mazza, Veronica. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 13:(2022). [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.977565]
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