Relating color working memory and color perception

Sarah R. Allred, Jonathan I. Flombaum

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Color is the most frequently studied feature in visual working memory (VWM). Oddly, much of this work de-emphasizes perception, instead making simplifying assumptions about the inputs served to memory. We question these assumptions in light of perception research, and we identify important points of contact between perception and working memory in the case of color. Better characterization of its perceptual inputs will be crucial for elucidating the structure and function of VWM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-565
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


  • Color
  • Constancy
  • Delayed estimation
  • Visual working memory

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