The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Hardcover | July 19, 2007

EditorNaoyuki Osaka, Robert H. Logie, Mark DEsposito

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Working memory has been one of the most intensively studied systems in cognitive psychology. It is only relatively recently however that researchers have been able to study the neural processes might underlie working memory, leading to a proliferation of research in this domain. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory brings together leading researchers from around the world to summarize current knowledge of this field, and directions for future research. An historical opening chapter by Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch sets the context for the subsequent chapters.The scope of the book is exceptionally broad, providing a showcase for cutting edge research on all contemporary concepts of working memory, using techniques from experimental psychology, single cell recording, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroimaging and computational modelling. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory will be an important reference text for all those seeking an authoritative and comprehensive synthesis of this field.

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Working memory has been one of the most intensively studied systems in cognitive psychology. It is only relatively recently however that researchers have been able to study the neural processes might underlie working memory, leading to a proliferation of research in this domain. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory brings toge...

Naoyuki Osaka is in the Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letter, University of Kyoto, Japan. Robert Logie is a Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh. Mark d'Esposito is at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.02 inPublished:July 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Robert H Logie, Naoyuki Osaka and Mark D'Esposito: Working memory capacity, control, components, and theory: an editorial overview1. Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch: Working memory: past, present... and future?2. Meredyth Daneman and Brenda Hannon: What do working memory span tasks like reading span really measure?3. Nelson Cowan, Candice C Morey, Zhijian Chen and Michael Bunting: What do estimates of working memory capacity tell us?4. Pierre Barrouillet and Valerie Camos: The time-based resource-sharing model of working memory5. Paul Verhaeghen, John Cerella, Chandramallika Basak, Kara Bopp, Yanmin Zhang and William J Hoyer: The ins and outs of working memory: dynamic processes associated with focus switching and search6. Mariko Osaka and Naoyuki Osaka: Neural bases of focusing attention in working memory: an fMRI study based on individual differences7. Robert H Logie and Simon C Duff: Separating processing from storage in working memory operation span8. Stephan Lewandowsky, Tarryn Wright and Gordon D A Brown: The interpretation of temporal isolation effects9. Gerald Tehan and Kaye Mills: Working memory and short-term memory storage: what does backward recall tell us?10. Ian Neath and Aimee M Surprenant: Accounting for age-related differences in working memory using the feature model11. Randi C Martin and A Cris Hamilton: Implications from cognitive neuropsychology for models of short-term and working memory12. Adam Gazzaley and Mark D'Esposito: Top-down modulation in visual working memory13. Shintaro Funahashi: General-purpose working memory system and functions of the dorsolateral preforontal cortex14. David G Pearson: Visuo-spatial rehearsal processes in working memory15. Andre Vandierondonck, Arnaud Szmalec, Maud Deschuyteneer and Ann Depoorter: Towards a multicomponent view of executive control: the case of response selection16. Graeme S Halford, Steven Phillips, William H Wilson, Julie McCredden, Glenda Andrews, Damian Birney, Rosemary Baker and John D Bain: Relational processing is fundamental to the central executive and it is limited to four variables17. Bart Rypma: A neural efficiency hypothesis of age-related changes in human working memory performance18. Petter Marklund and Lars Nyberg: Intersecting the divide between working memory and episodic memory: evidence from sustained and transient brain activity patterns19. Bradley R Postle: 'Activated long-term memory'? The bases of representation in working memory20. Klaus Oberauer: Activation, binding and selective access - an embedded three-component framework for working memory21. Susan M Courtney, Jennifer K Roth and Joseph B Sala: A hierarchical biased-competition model of domain-dependent working memory mainatenance and executive control

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.,."serves to demonstrate the broad explanatory power of the working-memory concept, as well as its continued experimental appeal. The essays are generally well written and engaging...You would definitely come away from it with a wealth of fresh perspectives and new directions."--The Psychologist