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Grounding verbal working memory : the case of serial order

Elger Abrahamse (UGent) , Jean-Philippe van Dijck (UGent) and Wim Fias (UGent)
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The maintenance of serial order in verbal working memory (WM) is a major unsolved puzzle in cognitive science. Here we review a series of studies showing that serial order in verbal WM closely interacts with spatial processing. Accordingly, we outline the “mental whiteboard hypothesis,” which postulates that serial order in verbal WM is grounded in the spatial attention system. Specifically, serial context in verbal WM is provided by binding the memoranda to coordinates within an internal, spatially defined system within which (internal) spatial attention is at play to the purpose of searching for and retrieving information. Challenges and opportunities to be considered in future studies are discussed.
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serial order, verbal working memory, spatial attention, grounded cognition

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Abrahamse, Elger, Jean-Philippe van Dijck, and Wim Fias. 2017. “Grounding Verbal Working Memory : the Case of Serial Order.” Current Directions in Psychological Science  26 (5).
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Abrahamse, E., van Dijck, J.-P., & Fias, W. (2017). Grounding verbal working memory : the case of serial order. CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE  , 26(5).
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Abrahamse E, van Dijck J-P, Fias W. Grounding verbal working memory : the case of serial order. CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE  . SAGE Publications; 2017;26(5).
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Abrahamse, Elger, Jean-Philippe van Dijck, and Wim Fias. “Grounding Verbal Working Memory : the Case of Serial Order.” CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE  26.5 (2017): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {The maintenance of serial order in verbal working memory (WM) is a major unsolved puzzle in cognitive science. Here we review a series of studies showing that serial order in verbal WM closely interacts with spatial processing. Accordingly, we outline the {\textquotedblleft}mental whiteboard hypothesis,{\textquotedblright} which postulates that serial order in verbal WM is grounded in the spatial attention system. Specifically, serial context in verbal WM is provided by binding the memoranda to coordinates within an internal, spatially defined system within which (internal) spatial attention is at play to the purpose of searching for and retrieving information. Challenges and opportunities to be considered in future studies are discussed.},
  author       = {Abrahamse, Elger and van Dijck, Jean-Philippe and Fias, Wim},
  issn         = {0963-7214},
  journal      = {CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE   },
  keyword      = {serial order,verbal working memory,spatial attention,grounded cognition},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  title        = {Grounding verbal working memory : the case of serial order},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963721417704404},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2017},
}

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