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Is there anything special about working memory?

Bradley R. Buchsbaum and Mark D'Esposito

in Neuroimaging of Human Memory

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217298
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217298.003.0014
Is there anything special about working memory?

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This chapter discusses how brain-imaging tools have provided new insights and modified theories on memory. In particular, it emphasizes that psychological distinctions between functionally encapsulated modules handling either working memory or long-term memory encoding and retrieval or being specialized on specific sub-processes have to be questioned on the basis of brain-imaging data.

Keywords: brain-imaging tools; memory; working memory; long-term memory; brain-imaging data

Chapter.  3383 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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