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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Naoyuki Osaka, Robert H. Logie, and Mark D'Esposito


Working memory has been one of the most intensively studied systems in cognitive psychology. It is only relatively recently however that researchers have been able to study the neural processes which might underlie working memory, leading to a proliferation of research in this domain. This book brings together researchers from around the world to summarise current knowledge of this field, and directions for future research. The opening chapter sets the context for the subsequent chapters. The scope of the book is broad, providing a showcase for research on all contemporary concepts of working ... More

Keywords: working memory, cognitive psychology, neural processes, experimental psychology, single-cell recording, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroimaging, computational modelling

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naoyuki Osaka, editor
Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan

Robert H. Logie, editor
Human Cognitive Neuroscience, PPLS-Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Mark D'Esposito, editor
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

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1 Working memory

Alan Baddeley, and Graham Hitch

3 What do estimates of working memory capacity tell us?

Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey, Zhijian Chen, and Michael Bunting

4 The time-based resource-sharing model of working memory

Pierre Barrouillet, and Valérie Camos

5 The ins and outs of working memory

Paul Verhaeghen, John Cerella, Chandramallika Basak, Kara Bopp, Yanmin Zhang, and William J. Hoyer

8 The interpretation of temporal isolation effects

Stephan Lewandowsky, Tarryn Wright, and Gordon D. A. Brown

9 Working memory and short-term memory storage

Gerald Tehan, and Kaye Mills

12 Top-down modulation in visual working memory

Adam Gazzaley, and Mark D'Esposito

15 Towards a multicomponent view of executive control

André Vandierendonck, Arnaud Szmalec, Maud Deschuyteneer, and Ann Depoorter

16 Relational processing is fundamental to the central executive and is limited to four variables

Graeme S. Halford, Steven Phillips, William H. Wilson, Julie McCredden, Andrews Glenda, Damian Birney, Rosemary Baker, and John D. Bain

19 Activated long-term memory?

Bradley R. Postle

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