Persistent Single-Neuron Activity during Working Memory in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe

  title={Persistent Single-Neuron Activity during Working Memory in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe},
  author={Simon Kornblith and R. Quiroga and C. Koch and I. Fried and F. Mormann},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • Simon Kornblith, R. Quiroga, +2 authors F. Mormann
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Working memory is an essential component of human cognition. Persistent activity related to working memory has been reported in many brain areas, including the inferior temporal and prefrontal cortex [1-8]. The medial temporal lobe (MTL) contains "concept cells" that respond invariantly to specific individuals or places whether presented as images, text, or speech [9, 10]. It is unknown, however, whether the MTL also participates in working memory processes. We thus sought to determine whether… CONTINUE READING
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