Complementary Roles for Primate Frontal and Parietal Cortex in Guarding Working Memory from Distractor Stimuli

@article{Jacob2014ComplementaryRF,
  title={Complementary Roles for Primate Frontal and Parietal Cortex in Guarding Working Memory from Distractor Stimuli},
  author={Simon Nikolas Jacob and Andreas Nieder},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2014},
  volume={83},
  pages={226-237}
}
Prefrontal cortex (PFC) and posterior parietal cortex are important for maintaining behaviorally relevant information in working memory. Here, we challenge the commonly held view that suppression of distractors by PFC neurons is the main mechanism underlying the filtering of task-irrelevant information. We recorded single-unit activity from PFC and the ventral intraparietal area (VIP) of monkeys trained to resist distracting stimuli in a delayed-match-to-numerosity task. Surprisingly, PFC… CONTINUE READING

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