380 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    380 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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