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date: 20 October 2019

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Our ability to perform a broad range of everyday cognitive tasks is thought to depend heavily upon the operation of the working memory system, which allows us to temporarily store information in the mind so that it may be manipulated or acted upon. Many cognitive processes that require information to be held in an online state are thought to utilize this memory system as a form of “mental workspace” to perform their requisite operations. This chapter discusses the definition of working memory, measuring visual working memory (VWM), event-related potential (ERP) studies of working memory, contralateral delay activity (CDA), and using the CDA to examine working memory.

Keywords: working memory, visual working memory, event-related potentials, contralateral delay activity

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