Lab publishes review paper on removal from working memory

Dr. Lewis-Peacock’s removal theory paper, “The removal of information from working memory” has been accepted by the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences”. The collaborative paper discusses what happens to goal-relevant information after it is no longer needed. This outdated information is often removed, reducing access to the information and making it easier to encode newer, more relevant information. This process is separate from forgetting due to decay or interference. The potential mechanisms and limitations of removal are discussed as well as evidence for and against this process.