Working memory

Mike Taffe mtaffe at
Mon Mar 23 20:03:23 EST 1998

In article <35167CC8.4FA054F3 at>,
marcello spinella  <optimism32 at> wrote:
>Unless he continues to rehearse it or is distrated, the info can be maintained, but
>shortly after it rapidly decays.  Perhaps the hippocampal role in WM is to carry
>the contents of WM in to LTM.

How is this "working memory"?  you seem to have merely substituted WM for the traditional concept of
short-term memory.  Do you consider working memory to be a unique concept or just a semantic
substitution for traditional memory categorization?

Michael Taffe, Ph.D        *  mtaffe at         
Dept. of Neuropharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute
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