Dr. Lewis-Peacock co-published a manuscript with Dr. Kenneth Norman (Princeton University) in Nature Communications entitled “Competition between items in working memory leads to forgetting”. Rapidly switching the focus of attention is believed to impair memory but it is unclear how. Lewis-Peacock and Norman use brain imaging and multivariate analysis to show that when two memories briefly and closely compete in the brain, there is a lasting impairment in the ability to remember these thoughts.
Lewis-Peacock JA and Norman KA. (2015). Competition between items in working memory leads to forgetting. Nature Communications, In press.