Explaining semantic short-term memory deficits: evidence for the critical role of semantic control.

@article{Hoffman2011ExplainingSS,
  title={Explaining semantic short-term memory deficits: evidence for the critical role of semantic control.},
  author={Paul Hoffman and Elizabeth Jefferies and Matthew A. Lambon Ralph},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={368-81}
}
Patients with apparently selective short-term memory (STM) deficits for semantic information have played an important role in developing multi-store theories of STM and challenge the idea that verbal STM is supported by maintaining activation in the language system. We propose that semantic STM deficits are not as selective as previously thought and can occur as a result of mild disruption to semantic control processes, i.e., mechanisms that bias semantic processing towards task-relevant… CONTINUE READING
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