24 found
Sort by:
  1. Nelson Cowan & J. Scott Saults (2013). When Does a Good Working Memory Counteract Proactive Interference? Surprising Evidence From a Probe Recognition Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 142 (1):12.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Nelson Cowan (2012). Focused and Divided Attention to the Eyes and Ears : A Research Journey. In Jeremy M. Wolfe & Lynn C. Robertson (eds.), From Perception to Consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman. Oxford University Press. 32.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Michaela Dewar, Nelson Cowan & Sergio Della Sala (2010). Forgetting Due to Retroactive Interference in Amnesia: Findings and Implications. In Sergio Della Sala (ed.), Forgetting. Psychology Press.
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey & Chen & Zhijian (2007). The Legend of the Magical Number Seven. In Sergio Della Sala (ed.), Tall Tales About the Mind and Brain: Separating Fact From Fiction. Oup Oxford.
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey, Zhijian Chen & Bunting & Michael (2007). What Do Estimates of Working Memory Capacity Tell Us? In Naoyuki Osaka, Robert H. Logie & Mark D'Esposito (eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory. Oup Oxford.
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey, Zhijian Chen & Michael Bunting (2007). What Do Estimates of Working Memory Capacity Tell Us. In Naoyuki Osaka, Robert H. Logie & Mark D'Esposito (eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory. Oup Oxford.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Graeme S. Halford, Nelson Cowan & Glenda Andrews (2007). Separating Cognitive Capacity From Knowledge: A New Hypothesis. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 (6):236-242.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Nelson Cowan (2006). Within Fluid Cognition: Fluid Processing and Fluid Storage? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):129-130.
    Blair describes fluid cognition as highly related to working memory and executive processes, and dependent on the integrity of frontal-lobe functioning. However, the literature review appears to neglect potential contributions to fluid cognition of the focus of attention as an important information-storage device, and the role of posterior brain regions in that kind of storage. Relevant cognitive and imaging studies are discussed. (Published Online April 5 2006).
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Nelson Cowan & Candice C. Morey (2006). Visual Working Memory Depends on Attentional Filtering. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10 (4):139-141.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Michael F. Bunting & Nelson Cowan (2005). Working Memory and Flexibility in Awareness and Attention. Psychological Research/Psychologische Forschung 69 (5):412-419.
  11. Nelson Cowan (2003). Varieties of Procedural Accounts of Working Memory Retention Systems. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (6):731-732.
    The present commentary agrees with many of the points made by Ruchkin et al., but brings up several important differences in assumptions. These assumptions have to do with the nature of the capacity limit in working memory and the possible bases of working-memory activation.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Nelson Cowan, John N. Towse, Zoë Hamilton, J. Scott Saults, Emily M. Elliott, Jebby F. Lacey, Matthew V. Moreno & Graham J. Hitch (2003). Children's Working-Memory Processes: A Response-Timing Analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 132 (1):113.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Nelson Cowan (2001). Metatheory of Storage Capacity Limits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):154-176.
    Commentators expressed a wide variety of views on whether there is a basic capacity limit of 3 to 5 chunks and, among those who believe in it, about why it occurs. In this response, I conclude that the capacity limit is real and that the concept is strengthened by additional evidence offered by a number of commentators. I consider various arguments why the limit occurs and try to organize these arguments into a conceptual framework or “metatheory” of storage capacity limits (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Nelson Cowan (2001). The Magical Number 4 in Short-Term Memory: A Reconsideration of Mental Storage Capacity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):87-114.
    Miller (1956) summarized evidence that people can remember about seven chunks in short-term memory (STM) tasks. However, that number was meant more as a rough estimate and a rhetorical device than as a real capacity limit. Others have since suggested that there is a more precise capacity limit, but that it is only three to five chunks. The present target article brings together a wide variety of data on capacity limits suggesting that the smaller capacity limit is real. Capacity limits (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Peter R. Mueser, Nelson Cowan & Kim T. Mueser (1999). A Generalized Signal Detection Model to Predict Rational Variation in Base Rate Use. Cognition 69 (3):267-312.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. Nelson Cowan (1998). Visual and Auditory Working Memory Capacity. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2 (3):77.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Nelson Cowan (1998). What is More Explanatory, Processing Capacity or Processing Speed? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):835-836.
    Halford et al. have sharpened the concept of processing capacity as applied to various complex tasks. This commentary examines the apparent contradiction between capacity theories and theories in which it is processing speed, rather than capacity, that presumably limits cognitive performance. It explains how capacity and speed often are interrelated and suggests how one might examine whether capacity or speed is the more elementary in processing.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Nelson Cowan & N. L. Wood (1997). Constraints on Awareness, Attention, Processing, and Memory: Some Recent Investigations with Ignored Speech. Consciousness and Cognition 6 (2-3):182-203.
  19. Nelson Cowan (1996). Can We Resolve Contradictions Between Process Dissociation Models? Consciousness and Cognition 5 (1-2):255-259.
  20. Nelson Cowan & Michael A. Stadler (1996). Estimating Unconscious Processes: Implications of a General Class of Models. Journal of Experimental Psychology 125 (2):195-200.
  21. Noelle L. Wood & Nelson Cowan (1995). The Cocktail Party Phenomenon Revisited: Attention and Memory in the Classic Selective Listening Procedure of Cherry (1953). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 124 (3):243.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. Nelson Cowan (1991). Neuropsychology and Mental Structure: Where Do We Go From Here? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (3):445-446.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. Nelson Cowan (1990). Converging Evidence About Information Processing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (2):237-238.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. Nelson Cowan (1989). Speech Perception by Ear, Eye, Hand, and Mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (4):759.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation