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Serial Dependence across Perception, Attention, and Memory

  • Author(s): Kiyonaga, A
  • Scimeca, JM
  • Bliss, DP
  • Whitney, D
  • et al.

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd 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.

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