A Review of “Spikes not slots” by Bays (2015) [PowerPoint]

A Review of “Spikes not slots: Noise in neural populations limits working memory” by Bays (2015)

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Created by Richard Thripp as an assignment for EXP 6506: Cognition and Learning class at University of Central Florida, to help the class understand this journal article.

Presented: 9/10/2015.


Bays, P. M. (2015). Spikes not slots: Noise in neural populations limits working memory. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(8), 431–438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2015.06.004

Brady, T., Konkle, T., & Alvarez, G. A. (2011). A review of visual memory capacity: Beyond individual items and toward structured representations. Journal of Vision, 11(5), 1–34. doi:10.1167/11.5.4

Luck, S. J. & Vogel, E. K. (2013). Visual working memory capacity: From psychophysics and neurobiology to visual differences. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(8), 391–400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.006

Figures were primarily from the Bays (2015) article.

The conceptual figure with colored squares for “continuous resource” versus “discrete slots” was from the Luck & Vogel (2013) article.

The Super Mario 64 screenshot, analog television image, and Windows “blue screen of death” screenshot were found via Google Image Search. Images in this PowerPoint presentation are hyperlinks to the source webpages.

Tags: cognition, continuous, debate, memory, opinion, resource model, slot model, slots, spikes, vision, visual working memory, working memory

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