Category-based grouping in working memory and multiple object tracking

  • Authors
  • Endress AD, Korjoukov I, Bonatti LL
  • UPF authors
  • BONATTI ., LUCA LORENZO;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Visual Cognition
  • Publication year
  • 2017
  • Volume
  • 25
  • Number
  • 9-10
  • Pages
  • 868-887
  • ISSN
  • 1350-6285
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • amp; Thompson, 2008; Wood, 2008), we compare how category-based grouping affects performance for WM and multiple object tracking (MOT). We present participants with either ¿pure¿ displays of either cars or faces, or with ¿mixed¿ displays of cars and faces. Overall, the effects of category are weak. In some analyses but not others, we replicate the mixed advantage for WM, albeit with a small effect size. In contrast, we observe a weak pure advantage for MOT tasks, at least in a meta-analysis of five experiments, but not in all experiments. Accordingly, WM and MOT tasks differed significantly in their sensitivity to category membership. We also find that WM is slightly better for faces than for cars, but that no such difference exists for MOT. We tentatively suggest that cognitive capacity limitations in different domains are at least partially due to the limitations of distinct mechanisms.
  • Complete citation
  • Endress AD, Korjoukov I, Bonatti LL. Category-based grouping in working memory and multiple object tracking. Visual Cognition 2017; 25(9-10): 868-887.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 4 times cited Scopus
  • 3 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.831(2017)