A Quasi-comprehensive Exploration of the Mechanisms of Spatial Working Memory


Why do some spatial patterns stick in our memory more than others? Spatial working memory involves numerous mechanisms, and in this study, I aim to integrate these mechanisms into a single conceptual model. To accomplish this, I conducted a large-scale experiment that gathered 35.4 million responses to test human observers’ memory using 80,000 different patterns. Additionally, I developed a convolutional neural network (CNN) to serve as a benchmark for the model’s performance. By combining traditional concepts with innovative ideas, I created a quasi-comprehensive exploration model of spatial working memory (QCE-SWM). This model offers a comprehensive framework for understanding the mechanisms underlying spatial working memory.


Prof. HUANG Liqiang

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology, CUHK

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