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1st Edition

Visual Memory

ISBN 9780367744878
Published March 30, 2022 by Routledge
380 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Featuring contributions from world-leading researchers, this book explores the relationship between visual perception and memory. It bridges the traditionally separate fields of vision science and recognition memory and deals with an interdisciplinary set of perspectives combining research in psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence.

The book makes new connections between the wealth of research from each respective field, developing the idea that visuospatial memory is our best memory system. This volume traverses topics grounded in both empirical study and real-world applications, including working (short-term) memory, long-term memory, the neuroscience of memory, development of memory over the lifespan, autobiographical memories, false memories, and eyewitness testimony. It argues that an increased knowledge of how visuospatial memory works can lead to an improved understanding of the basic features of memory, as well as providing strategies for memory improvement. The book features cutting edge visual memory research, where converging methods in psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, and computational modeling have been propelling the field forward.

Visual Memory is an essential read for all students and researchers of memory and visual perception. It will also be useful for researchers and students in related fields including human-computer interaction, data visualization, cognitive science, and cognitive enhancement.

Table of Contents


Timothy F. Brady and Wilma A. Bainbridge

  1. Evidence For, and Challenges To, Sensory Recruitment Models of Visual Working Memory
  2. Kirsten C.S. Adam, Rosanne L. Rademake, and John T. Serences

  3. The Architecture of Interaction Between Visual Working Memory and Visual Attention
  4. Andrew Hollingworth

  5. The Functional Role of Visual Working Memory: A Storage Buffer for Non-Automated Cognitive Operations
  6. Orestis Papaioannou and Steven J. Luck

  7. Curating the Contents of Working Memory
  8. Allison L. Bruning and Jarrod A. Lewis-Peacock

  9. Pre-Existing Long-Term Memory Facilitates the Formation of Visual Short-Term Memory.
  10. Weizhen Xie and Weiwei Zhang

  11. Ensemble Representation: Efficient Organizer of Visual Memory
  12. Sang Chul Chong and Yihwa Baek

  13. Spatial Statistics in Perception, Learning, and Navigation
  14. Kathryn N. Graves and Nicholas B. Turk-Browne

  15. Limited Access to an Unlimited Store: Mechanistic Constraints and Limitations in the Voluntary Control of Visual Long-Term Memory
  16. Keisuke Fukuda, Caitlin J. I. Tozios, and Joseph M. Saito

  17. How to Induce the Forgetting of Pictures
  18. Ashleigh M. Maxcey, Elizabeth Mancuso, Paul S. Scotti, Emily Spinelli, and Geoffrey F. Woodman

  19. Memorability: Reconceptualizing Memory as a Visual Attribute
  20. Wilma A. Bainbridge

  21. Neural Representations of Visual Encoding and Retrieval
  22. Anisha S. Babu and Brice A. Kuhl

  23. The Link Between Conceptual and Perceptual Information in Memory
  24. Marc N. Coutanche

  25. Visual Category-Driven Differences in Memory
  26. Adam Steel & Edward H. Silson

  27. Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to the Temporal Structure of Visual Memory
  28. Willem Le Duc, Zhemeng Wu, Qun Ye, Rutsuko Ito, and Andy C. H. Lee

  29. The Role of Visual Imagery in Constructing Autobiographical Memories and Future Events
  30. Signy Sheldon

  31. Visual Perspective in Event Memory
  32. Peggy L. St. Jacques

  33. The Development of Visual Memory
  34. Alicia Forsberg, Eryn J. Adams, and Nelson Cowan

  35. The Basic Science of Eyewitness Identification
  36. John T. Wixted

  37. Applying Confidence-Accuracy Characteristic Plots to Recognition Memory
  38. Henry L. Roediger, III, Eylul Tekin, and Wenbo Lin

  39. Visual False Memories

          Jessica M. Karanian

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Timothy F. Brady is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California San Diego, USA. His research focuses on the nature of visual memory. His lab studies visual perception, attention, working memory and long-term memory, using cognitive and cognitive neuroscience methods and computational models.

Wilma A. Bainbridge is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago, USA. Her research focuses on the interactions of vision and memory in computation, behavior, and the brain, with recent work exploring the intrinsic memorability of items, and what drawings can show us about visual memory.


"This outstanding book, edited by two prominent stars, features the leading researchers in visual cognition and memory. In an interdisciplinary and integrative manner, the must-read chapters address the most fundamental issues in visual memory, and they set the agenda for the next decade of inquiry and debate. I also applaud the coverage of both basic scientific questions and diverse applications to everyday memory."
Marvin Chun, Yale University, USA

"Visual Memory is a timely and exciting book that explores a topic of fundamental importance to anyone interested in the workings of memory. The editors have assembled leading researchers from a variety of perspectives who have written superb chapters that are both engaging and informative. I highly recommend this landmark volume in the study of visual memory."
Daniel L. Schacter, Harvard University, USA 

"The topic of visual memory has been exploding in recent years. This book is a vivid snapshot of the fireworks.
It lets us see the current shape of the field while also making us aware of the dynamism that is changing that shape as we watch."
Jeremy Wolfe, Harvard Medical School, USA