Distinct contributions by frontal and parietal cortices support working memory

Wayne E. MacKey, Clayton Curtis

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Although subregions of frontal and parietal cortex both contribute and coordinate to support working memory (WM) functions, their distinct contributions remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that perturbations to topographically organized human frontal and parietal cortex during WM maintenance cause distinct but systematic distortions in WM. The nature of these distortions supports theories positing that parietal cortex mainly codes for retrospective sensory information, while frontal cortex codes for prospective action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6188
JournalScientific Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Parietal Lobe
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Short-Term Memory
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Distinct contributions by frontal and parietal cortices support working memory. / MacKey, Wayne E.; Curtis, Clayton.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, No. 1, 6188, 01.12.2017.

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