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Science of Memory: Concepts$
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Henry L. Roediger, Yadin Dudai, and Susan M. Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310443

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.001.0001

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Working memory

Working memory

Chapter:
(p.145) Part 7 Working memory
Source:
Science of Memory: Concepts
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Wendy A. Suzuki

Alan Baddeley

Susan E. Gathercole

Randall W. Engle

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.003.0008

This part presents four chapters on the concept of working memory. The first chapter argues that while the neural activity in both the prefrontal cortex and the medial temporal lobe (MTL) can signal working memory, the substantially more prominent working memory signals seen in the prefrontal cortex suggests that this area ultimately makes a much stronger contribution to general working memory functions than the MTL. The second focuses on a multicomponent model of working memory. The third identifies some key features of working memory. The fourth chapter presents a synthesis of the chapters in this part.

Keywords:   brain, prefrontal lobe, medial temporal lobe, memory, neural activity, prefrontal cortex

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