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The Brain's Default Network
Past observations are synthesized to provide strong evidence that the default network is a specific, anatomically defined brain system preferentially active when individuals are not focused on the external environment, and for understanding mental disorders including autism, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease.
Implicit memory: History and current status.
Memory for a recent event can be expressed explicitly, as conscious recollection, or implicitly, as a facilitation of test performance without conscious recollection. A growing number of recent
Building memories: remembering and forgetting of verbal experiences as predicted by brain activity.
Findings provide direct evidence that left prefrontal and temporal regions jointly promote memory formation for verbalizable events.
Top-down facilitation of visual recognition.
  • M. Bar, K. Kassam, +8 authors E. Halgren
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 10 January 2006
The dynamics revealed provide strong support for the proposal of how top-down facilitation of object recognition is initiated, and are used to derive predictions for future research.
Remembering the past to imagine the future: the prospective brain
It is suggested that processes such as memory can be productively re-conceptualized in light of the concept of the prospective brain, an idea that a crucial function of the brain is to use stored information to imagine, simulate and predict possible future events.
Priming and human memory systems.
Evidence is converging for the proposition that priming is an expression of a perceptual representation system that operates at a pre-semantic level; it emerges early in development, and access to it lacks the kind of flexibility characteristic of other cognitive memory systems.
The cognitive neuroscience of constructive memory: remembering the past and imagining the future
  • D. Schacter, D. Addis
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 29 May 2007
Cognitive, neuropsychological and neuroimaging evidence is considered showing that there is considerable overlap in the psychological and neural processes involved in remembering the past and imagining the future.
Age-Related Changes in the Episodic Simulation of Future Events
The number of internal details generated by older adults correlated with their relational memory abilities, a finding consistent with the constructive-episodic-simulation hypothesis, which holds that simulation of future episodes requires a system that can flexibly recombine details from past events into novel scenarios.