Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

How to interface cognitive psychology with cognitive neuroscience?

Hannu Tiitinen a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki FIH-00014, Finland


Cowan's analysis of human short-term memory (STM) and attention in terms of processing limits in the range of 4 items (or “chunks”) is discussed from the point of view of cognitive neuroscience. Although, Cowan already provides many important theoretical insights, we need to learn more about how to build further bridges between cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.