A rational account of memory predicts left prefrontal activation during controlled retrieval.

@article{Danker2008ARA,
  title={A rational account of memory predicts left prefrontal activation during controlled retrieval.},
  author={Jared F. Danker and Pat Gunn and John R. Anderson},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={2674-85}
}
What is the role of the left prefrontal cortex in the controlled retrieval of learned information? We present a theory of declarative retrieval that posits that the amount of control exerted by this region during retrieval is inversely proportional to 1) the frequency and recency of previous experiences with the retrieved memory and 2) the associative strength between the current context and the retrieved memory. This theory is rational in the sense that it claims that declarative retrieval is… CONTINUE READING

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