25 Aug 2015
August 25, 2015
Ester et al use human imaging to show that the parietal and frontal cortices maintain information about specific visual stimuli held in memory. This shows that top-down control of working memory and storage functions are not so separate. We kind of knew that from the neuron level, but very nice demo in humans.
Ester, Edward F., Thomas C. Sprague, and John T. Serences. “Parietal and Frontal Cortex Encode Stimulus-Specific Mnemonic Representations during Visual Working Memory.” Neuron (2015).
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The Miller Lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior. ekmillerlab.mit.edu