Visual working memory and mental imagery - Our lab has begun to investigate the neural basis of visual working memory and the role that early visual areas might have in retaining precise information about actively remembered orientations and patterns. This research is beginning to uncover some really interesting stuff!

Relevant Publications

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

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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.

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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