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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*
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine, CA92697
Bradley Buchsbaum
NIMH Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Health, Bethesda,


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.

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