About this Research Topic
This research topic in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience aims at bringing together the latest insights and findings about the interplay between working memory and selective attention.. As such, manuscripts are especially solicited that contribute to an understanding of the interplay between (selective) attention and working memory at a functional level, while this issue may be approached from a broad range of domains (i.e., from behavioral and neuro-imaging to (clinical) neuropsychological work). A (non-exhaustive) selection of more specific questions that may be addressed in this research topic:
• How do attentional processes contribute to short-term maintenance and/or retrieval of mental representations?
• What can we tell from neuro-imaging or (clinical) neuropsychological work with respect to the interplay between selective attention and working memory?
• Can the link between serial order WM and spatial attention help us to explain some of the properties of clinical syndromes like dyslexia, hemispatial neglect?
• What are the neural underpinnings of the relationship between (spatial) attention and working memory?
• How is serial order maintenance understood within an attention-based account of working memory?
• What is the impact of working memory content on attentive processing of perceptual information?
• Besides selective attention, is there a role for central attentional resources in working memory?
• How can typical observations in the working memory literature be related to attentional processing?
• Which aspects of working memory are modality independent, and which are not?
• What is the relationship between long-term serial order, short-term serial order and attentional processing?
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