Alexandra Murray, Kia Nobre, Duncan Astle, and Mark Stokes – try as they may – are unable to demonstrate our ability to trade-off voluntarily the precision versus number of representations in visual short-term member. Follow our resounding null effects across four well powered and carefully controlled experiments.
Mark discusses the work and its implications in at the Brain Box: http://the-brain-box.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/research-briefing-lacking-control-over.html
Murray AM, Nobre AC, Astle DE, Stokes MG. Lacking control over the trade-off between quality and quantity in visual short-term memory.PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e41223. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041223. Epub 2012 Aug 8. Open Access