Serial Dependence across Perception, Attention, and Memory.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2017.04.011
Information that has been recently perceived or remembered can bias current processing. This has been viewed as both a corrupting (e.g., proactive interference in short-term memory) and stabilizing (e.g., serial dependence in perception) phenomenon. We hypothesize that this bias is a generally adaptive aspect of brain function that leads to occasionally maladaptive outcomes.