Combining locations from working memory and long-term memory into a common spatial image
Publication Name: Spatial Cognition and Computation
Abstract: This research uses a novel integration paradigm to investigate whether target locations read in from long-term memory (LTM) differ from perceptually encoded inputs in spatial working-memory (SWM) with respect to systematic spatial error and/or noise, and whether SWM can simultaneously encompass both of these sources. Our results provide evidence for a composite representation of space in SWM derived from both perception and LTM, albeit with a loss in spatial precision of locations retrieved from LTM. More generally, the data support the concept of a spatial image in working memory and extend its potential sources to representations retrieved from LTM.
Citation: Giudice, N. A., Klatzky, R. L., Bennett, C. R., & Loomis, J. M. (2013). Combining locations from working memory and long-term memory into a common spatial image. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 13(2), 103-128.