International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition
Svein Magnussen har skrevet kapittelet "Psychology of Visual Memory" i James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition,Vol 25.
When you open your eyes, your visual world immediately makes sense. This is achieved by some process by which on-line visual signals are matched to stored visual representations, and attest to the extraordinary capacity of visual memory. Information that enters the brain through the eyes is stored and remembered in terms of visual representations -- in the form of images and sequences of images -- or recoded and stored by the brain in terms of verbal or categorical representations. This multiple-coding principle of visual memory is part of the explanation why long-term visual memory generally outperforms other forms of memory. Visual memory recruits many of the brain areas that are involved in on-line perception, suggesting that the processes of visual perception and visual memory are closely interwoven.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.