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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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Activated long-term memory?

Activated long-term memory?

The bases of representation in working memory

(p.333) 19 Activated long-term memory?
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Bradley R. Postle

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers a similar argument to the previous chapter, drawing on brain imaging data linked with spatial, visual and verbal representations. It seeks to address some of the counterarguments to this view by introducing the concept of multiple encoding. It advances the claim that that the short-term retention of information during working memory tasks is accomplished via sustained activity in brain regions whose primary function is not working memory. Rather, the critical brain areas are the very same as those that are necessary for the ‘primary’ processing of the information in question.

Keywords:   brain imaging, short-term memory, multiple encoding, working memory, long-term memory, retention

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