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Modules of Working Memory

  • John Jonides
  • Ching-Yune C. Sylvester
  • Steven C. Lacey
  • Tor D. Wager
  • Thomas E. Nichols
  • Edward Awh

Abstract

Working memory is best conceived as a set of modules responsible for the storage of information for a brief period of time and for the manipulation of this information in the service of ongoing tasks. To date, there has been considerable evidence from behavioral studies of normal and brain-injured individuals implicating separable storage and rehearsal processes as well as separable processes for verbal and spatial information. However, little evidence has accumulated about the architecture of executive processes. The addition of neuroimaging evidence concerning the executive processes as well as processes of storage and rehearsal enhances the picture of working memory provided by behavioral data.

Keywords

Memory Task Retention Interval Inferior Frontal Gyrus Mental Arithmetic Attentional Allocation 
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© Springer Basel AG 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Jonides
  • Ching-Yune C. Sylvester
  • Steven C. Lacey
  • Tor D. Wager
  • Thomas E. Nichols
  • Edward Awh

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