Humans and monkeys use different strategies to solve the same short-term memory tasks.

Abstract

The neural mechanisms underlying human working memory are often inferred from studies using old-world monkeys. Humans use working memory to selectively memorize important information. We recently reported that monkeys do not seem to use selective memorization under experimental conditions that are common in monkey research, but less common in human research… (More)
DOI: 10.1101/lm.041764.116

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