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Temporal lobe speech perception systems are part of the verbal working memory circuit: Evidence from two recent fMRI studies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 December 2003

Gregory Hickok*
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine, CA92697
Bradley Buchsbaum
Affiliation:
NIMH Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD20892www.lcbr.uci.edu

Abstract:

In the verbal domain, there is only very weak evidence favoring the view that working memory is an active state of long-term memory. We strengthen existing evidence by reviewing two recent fMRI studies of verbal working memory, which clearly demonstrate activation in the superior temporal lobe, a region known to be involved in processing speech during comprehension tasks.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2004

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