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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working
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Naoyuki Osaka, Robert H. Logie, and Mark D'Esposito

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570394

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.001.0001

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Intersecting the divide between working memory and episodic memory

Intersecting the divide between working memory and episodic memory

Evidence from sustained and transient brain activity patterns

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(p.305) 18 Intersecting the divide between working memory and episodic memory
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory
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Petter Marklund

Lars Nyberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.003.0018

This chapter reviews positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and event-related potential (ERP) studies of episodic memory retrieval, working memory and of executive control, and concludes that working memory may comprise a range of control functions linked with the operation of the prefrontal cortex that serve to retrieve information from long-term memory in more posterior areas and to maintain the information in an active state. This views the memory components of working memory as comprising the currently activated areas of long-term memory rather than a quite distinct temporary memory system.

Keywords:   working memory, episodic memory, functional magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, prefrontal cortex

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