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Non-conscious retention and working memory load
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Recent studies of non-conscious processing have indicated that visually processed non-conscious informationcan be used to influence behaviour after as much as 5000 ms. This study further explores the possibilities of nonconsciousvisual working memory retention. Twelve participants were in this study instructed to memorizemasked faces and then make decisions based on what they believe they saw or guess intuitively. Results indicatethat increased working memory load only affected conscious trials, suggesting non-conscious stimulus remainedunperceived. Since no consciousness effect was observed when measuring response times of congruent trials thisstudy do not support non-conscious working memory retention.

Abstract [sv]

Nya studier av undermedvetet processande har indikerat att visuellt behandlad undermedveten information kananvändas för att påverka beteende efter så mycket som 5000 ms. Denna studie undersöker även möjligheternavad gäller undermedveten inlagring i det visuella arbetsminnet. Tolv deltagare fick i denna studie i uppdrag attmemorera maskade ansikten och sedan fatta beslut utifrån vad de tror att de såg eller gissa intuitivt. Resultatentyder på att ökad belastning av arbetsminnet påverkar endast medvetna försöksomgångarna, vilket tyder på ickemedvetnastimuli förblev osedda. Eftersom ingen medvetandeeffekt observerades vid svarstiderna underkongruenta försök stöder inte denna studien undermedveten lagring av arbetsminnet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 12 p.
Keyword [en]
Memory, Subconcious, Non-Conscious, Conciousness, Psychology, Working memory, WM, load, Chunking, aware, perception, visual, masked, philosophy
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80509OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-80509DiVA: diva2:649490
Subject / course
Examensarbete i psykologi
Educational program
Programme in Cognitive Science
Presentation
2013-06-12, BT 202, Umeå Universitet, Beteendevetarhuset, Umeå, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2013-09-18 Last updated: 2015-12-17Bibliographically approved

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