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What is the source of activation for working memory?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 December 2003

John Jonides*
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI48109-1109
Edward Awh*
Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR97403


Attentional processes that operate on the contents of memory to produce the activation that is described as working memory by Ruchkin et al. and others, involve a network of brain regions that include both prefrontal and parietal sites. This network appears to mimic the one that is activated by attentional processes that operate on information entering via the senses.

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