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 modelling 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
- Evidence For, and Challenges To, Sensory Recruitment Models of Visual Working Memory
- The Architecture of Interaction Between Visual Working Memory and Visual Attention
- The Functional Role of Visual Working Memory: A Storage Buffer for Non-Automated Cognitive Operations
- Curating the Contents of Working Memory
- Pre-Existing Long-Term Memory Facilitates the Formation of Visual Short-Term Memory.
- Ensemble Representation: Efficient Organizer of Visual Memory
- Spatial Statistics in Perception, Learning, and Navigation
- Limited Access to an Unlimited Store: Mechanistic Constraints and Limitations in the Voluntary Control of Visual Long-Term Memory
- How to Induce the Forgetting of Pictures
- Memorability: Reconceptualizing Memory as a Visual Attribute
- Neural Representations of Visual Encoding and Retrieval
- The Link Between Conceptual and Perceptual Information in Memory
- Visual Category-Driven Differences in Memory
- Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to the Temporal Structure of Visual Memory
- The Role of Visual Imagery in Constructing Autobiographical Memories and Future Events
- Visual Perspective in Event Memory
- The Development of Visual Memory
- The Basic Science of Eyewitness Identification
- Applying Confidence-Accuracy Characteristic Plots to Recognition Memory
- Visual False Memories
Kirsten C.S. Adam, Rosanne L. Rademake, and John T. Serences
Orestis Papaioannou and Steven J. Luck
Allison L. Bruning and Jarrod A. Lewis-Peacock
Weizhen Xie and Weiwei Zhang
Sang Chul Chong and Yihwa Baek
Kathryn N. Graves and Nicholas B. Turk-Browne
Keisuke Fukuda, Caitlin J. I. Tozios, and Joseph M. Saito
Ashleigh M. Maxcey, Elizabeth Mancuso, Paul S. Scotti, Emily Spinelli, and Geoffrey F. Woodman
Wilma A. Bainbridge
Anisha S. Babu and Brice A. Kuhl
Marc N. Coutanche
Adam Steel & Edward H. Silson
Willem Le Duc, Zhemeng Wu, Qun Ye, Rutsuko Ito, and Andy C. H. Lee
Peggy L. St. Jacques
Alicia Forsberg, Eryn J. Adams, and Nelson Cowan
John T. Wixted
Henry L. Roediger, III, Eylul Tekin, and Wenbo Lin
Jessica M. Karanian
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