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Logie (2003) considered DVN as a technique that could demonstrate the functional differences in imagination and visual memory processes, instead of being a methodological tool interfering in visual memory.
In agreement with Logie's hypothesis (2003), some studies did not find DVN effects on memory tasks (Andrade, Kemps, Werniers, May, & Szmalec, 2002; Avons & Sestieri, 2005).
However, recent evidence has challenged findings that show the absence of interference of DVN on memory (Burin, Irrazabal, & Quinn, 2007; Cruickshank, 2008; Darling, Della Sala, & Logie, 2007,2009; Dean, Dewhurst, & Whittaker, 2008; Dent, 2010; McConnell & Quinn, 2004a; Quinn & McConnell, 2006).
The results showed that DVN impaired the accuracy in the visual memory task, but not in the spatial task.
After the item was presented, there was a retention interval in which the DVN was presented or not.
(2008) analyzed the relationship between the nature of the stimulus to be memorized and the effect of DVN in a study in which participants performed visual memory tasks (matrix and visual texture), under two types of interference during the retention interval (DVN and static visual noise).
Although studies agreed about the deleterious effects of DVN over visual representation, there is still controversy about the specific effect that this kind of noise has on the type of response in the recognition task.