Visual working memory and mental imagery - The Tong Lab pursues research on the behavioral and neural bases of visual working memory. A major focus of this research is to develop models that can better describe and predict the types of visual representations that are called upon to perform visual working memory tasks.

Relevant Publications

Pearson, J., Clifford, C., & Tong, F. (2008) The functional impact of mental imagery on conscious perception. Current Biology 18(13), 982-986.

Harrison, S. A., & Tong, F. (2009). Decoding reveals the contents of visual working memory in early visual areas. Nature, 458, 632-635.

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Pearson, J., Rademaker, R. L., & Tong, F. (2011). Evaluating the mind's eye: The metacognition of visual imagery. Psychological Science, 22,1535-1542.

Pratte, M. S., & Tong, F. (2014). Spatial specificity of working memory representations in the early visual cortex. Journal of Vision, 14(3):22, 1-12.

Park, Y. E., Sy, J. L., Hong, S. W., & Tong, F. (2017). Reprioritization of features of multi-dimensional objects stored in visual working memory. Psychological Science, 28, 1773-1785.

Pratte, M. S., Park, Y. P., Rademaker, R. L., & Tong, F. (2017). Accounting for stimulus-specific variation in precision reveals a discrete capacity limit in visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 6-17.

Rademaker, R. L., Tredway, C. H., & Tong, F. (2012). Introspective judgments predict the precision and likelihood of successful maintenance of visualworking memory. Journal of Vision, 12(13), 21.

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