The Control of Memory Access (2006–2008)

Abstract:
This proposal introduces novel techniques, tasks, and procedures to investigate the processes which inhibit pre-potent information so less likely information can be retrieved, which point the memory system towards particular types of information or sources of information and that on occasion produce memory errors when control must be switched from one task to another. It is necessary to understand these processes if we are to develop models of human operators that capture the requisite variability, flexibility, and adaptability found in human behaviour. The results will be a greater understanding of what it means to have a retrieval intent, how context is used, and the dynamics of switching between memory tasks.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
Funded by:
Australian Research Council