Working memory

Wendy A. Suzuki, Alan Baddeley, Susan E. Gathercole, Randall W. Engle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This part presents four chapters on the concept of working memory. The first chapter argues that while the neural activity in both the prefrontal cortex and the medial temporal lobe (MTL) can signal working memory, the substantially more prominent working memory signals seen in the prefrontal cortex suggests that this area ultimately makes a much stronger contribution to general working memory functions than the MTL. The second focuses on a multicomponent model of working memory. The third identifies some key features of working memory. The fourth chapter presents a synthesis of the chapters in this part.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScience of Memory
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865321
ISBN (Print)9780195310443
StatePublished - May 10 2007


  • Brain
  • Medial temporal lobe
  • Memory
  • Neural activity
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Prefrontal lobe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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