Imaging phonological similarity effects on verbal working memory

  title={Imaging phonological similarity effects on verbal working memory},
  author={Lawrence H. Sweet and James F. Paskavitz and Andreana P. Haley and John J. Gunstad and Ronald A. Cohen},
Studies of verbal working memory (VWM) report that performance declines as the phonemic similarity of stimuli increases. To determine how phonological similarity affects brain function during VWM, "standard" and "similarity" versions of the 2-Back task were presented to 34 healthy participants during functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI). Letter consonants presented during similarity blocks rhymed, while consonants did not rhyme during standard blocks. Empirical ROIs were identified from… CONTINUE READING


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