Directing the mind’s eye: prefrontal, inferior and medial temporal mechanisms for visual working memory.

Citation:
Ranganath, C, D’Esposito.  2005.  Directing the mind’s eye: prefrontal, inferior and medial temporal mechanisms for visual working memory., 2005 Apr. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 15(2):175-182.

Abstract:

Human and nonhuman primates have a remarkable ability to recall, maintain and manipulate visual images in the absence of external sensory stimulation. Evidence from lesion, single-unit neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies shows that these visual working memory processes are consistently associated with sustained activity in object-selective inferior temporal neurons. Furthermore, results from these studies suggest that mnemonic activity in the inferior temporal cortex is, in turn, supported by top-down inputs from multimodal regions in prefrontal and medial temporal cortex, and under some circumstances, from the hippocampus.

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