Journal article

Shared processing in multiple object tracking and visual working memory in the absence of response order and task order confounds

Mark D Lapierre, Simon J Cropper, Piers DL Howe

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

To understand how the visual system represents multiple moving objects and how those representations contribute to tracking, it is essential that we understand how the processes of attention and working memory interact. In the work described here we present an investigation of that interaction via a series of tracking and working memory dual-task experiments. Previously, it has been argued that tracking is resistant to disruption by a concurrent working memory task and that any apparent disruption is in fact due to observers making a response to the working memory task, rather than due to competition for shared resources. Contrary to this, in our experiments we find that when task order and ..

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