Working memory (WM) theories describe processes engaged when thinking, including temporarily holding information in mind and using that information. We currently understand how verbal information (e.g., new sequences of words) is briefly remembered better than we understand how visual information (e.g., abstract patterns of colours or shapes, sequences of spatial locations) is remembered. The successful candidate shall investigate how visual information is temporarily remembered, possibly making use of eye movement patterns and pupillometry, and behavioural dual-task interference manipulations. The candidate shall aim to apply new findings about remembering visual materials to compare models of WM and suggest ways of better specifying WM models.
Application deadline: 17 March 2019