Reaffirming the Sensory Recruitment Account of Working Memory

Published in: Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 22, Issue 3, 190-192

“The sensory recruitment theory of working memory (WM) proposes that the same cortical regions that contribute to online perceptual processing of a stimulus are recruited to maintain that information in WM [1,2]. In a recent review, Xu reevaluates and rejects sensory accounts of visual WM storage [3]. We clarify here several principles of sensory recruitment theory and describe how the evidence explored in the review – for instance, the role of top-down signals in sustaining sensory cortex representations – actually supports sensory accounts of WM storage.”

Written by: Jason M. Scimeca, Anastasia Kiyonaga, Mark D’Esposito

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