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Logo of nihpaAbout Author manuscriptsSubmit a manuscriptHHS Public Access; Author Manuscript; Accepted for publication in peer reviewed journal;
J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2015 October 13.
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PMCID: PMC4603561

Retraction of Anderson et al. (2013)

The following article from the June 2013 issue is being retracted: Anderson, D. E., Vogel, E. K., & Awh, E. (2013). Selection and storage of perceptual groups is constrained by a discrete resource in working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 824–835.

The retraction is at the request of the authors. As determined by the Office of Research Integrity (, and based on an assessment conducted by the University of Oregon, Eugene, coauthor David E. Anderson, by his own admission, knowingly falsified data by removing outlier values or replacing outliers with mean values in Figures 3C, 3D, and 3E to produce results that conformed to predictions. Within hours of learning about potential problems with the research from Anderson himself, corresponding author Edward Awh alerted the University of Oregon about the need to conduct an inquiry, and subsequently cooperated fully in the institutional investigation and honored confidentiality requests during the internal process and pending the announcement by the Office of Research Integrity. Unfortunately, the fabrication of data was not identified in time to prevent the manuscript with the erroneous analyses from being published.

All authors of the original article joined in the request for the retraction.