A hierarchical biased-competition model of domain-dependent working memory maintenance and executive control

Susan M. Courtney, Jennifer K. Roth, Joseph B. Sala

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses a neurological implementation of a model that allows for concurrent activation of multiple representations that are distinct from activated areas of long-term memory, which may be domain-specific and involve activations associated with integrated objects arising from the binding of several different sensory features. Rather than referring to a focus of attention, their argument builds on the Desimone and Duncan biased-competition model in which the relative activation of these different representations influences activation elsewhere in the brain and consequently influences action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191693816
ISBN (Print)9780198570394
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012

Keywords

  • Biased-competition model
  • Executive control
  • Long-term memory
  • Working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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