An area specialized for spatial working memory in human frontal cortex.

@article{Courtney1998AnAS,
  title={An area specialized for spatial working memory in human frontal cortex.},
  author={Susan M. Courtney and Laurent Petit and Jos{\'e} M. Maisog and Leslie G. Ungerleider and James V. Haxby},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 5355},
  pages={
          1347-51
        }
}
Working memory is the process of maintaining an active representation of information so that it is available for use. In monkeys, a prefrontal cortical region important for spatial working memory lies in and around the principal sulcus, but in humans the location, and even the existence, of a region for spatial working memory is in dispute. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans, an area in the superior frontal sulcus was identified that is specialized for spatial working… Expand
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