Working memory

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Working memory
Abbreviations: WM
Category: Working memory



Verbal working memory
Spatial working memory

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Working memory is a system "used for temporary storage and manipulation of information".[1]

In the Cognitive Atlas "working memory" is defined as:

"active maintenance and flexible updating of goal/task relevant information (items, goals, strategies, etc.) in a form that resists interference but has limited capacity. These representations may involve flexible binding of representations, may be characterized by the absence of external support for the internally maintained representations, and are frequently temporary due to ongoing interference"

There it is regarded as a kind of memory and cognitive control and furthermore a part of executive function.


[edit] Paper

[edit] Functional neuroimaging meta-analysis

  1. N-back working memory paradigm: a meta-analysis of normative functional neuroimaging studies
  2. Neuroimaging studies of working memory: a meta-analysis

[edit] Functional neuroimaging

  1. Dissociating verbal and spatial working memory using PET
  2. Reproducibility of fMRI results across four institutions using a spatial working memory task
  3. The neural substrate of orientation working memory
  4. The role of the prefrontal cortex in the maintenance of verbal working memory: an event-related fMRI analysis
  5. Visuomotor transformations for reaching to memorized targets: a PET study
  6. Working memory for location and time: activity in prefrontal area 46 relates to selection rather than maintenance in memory

[edit] References

  1. Edward E. Smith, John Jonides (1999). "Storage and executive processes in the frontal lobe". Science 283(5408): 1657-1661. doi: 10.1126/science.283.5408.1657.
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