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Paper: PS-2B.75
Session: Poster Session 2B
Location: H Fl├Ąche 1.OG
Session Time: Sunday, September 15, 17:15 - 20:15
Presentation Time:Sunday, September 15, 17:15 - 20:15
Presentation: Poster
Publication: 2019 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, 13-16 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Paper Title: Working with Episodic Memory: The N-back Task
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License: Creative Commons License
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Authors: Andre Beukers, Kenneth Norman, Jonathan Cohen, Princeton University, United States
Abstract: We present a model of how working memory (WM) and episodic memory (EM) interact in the n-back task. Contrary to previous models in which information is actively maintained in WM, our model posits that information about previous stimuli is retained exclusively in EM. Unlike WM-based active maintenance, which has limited maintenance capacity, EM-based storage has unlimited storage capacity but is subject to proactive interference. Using the model we show that benchmark phenomena ordinarily attributed to use of a limited-capacity WM system (the set size effect and the lure interference effect) can also arise in a model with no such maintenance constraints.