Shared Representations for Working Memory and Mental Imagery in Early Visual Cortex

@article{Albers2013SharedRF,
  title={Shared Representations for Working Memory and Mental Imagery in Early Visual Cortex},
  author={Anke Marit Albers and Peter Kok and Ivan Toni and H. Chris Dijkerman and Floris P. de Lange},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={1427-1431}
}
Early visual areas contain specific information about visual items maintained in working memory, suggesting a role for early visual cortex in more complex cognitive functions [1-4]. It is an open question, however, whether these areas also underlie the ability to internally generate images de novo (i.e., mental imagery). Research on mental imagery has to this point focused mostly on whether mental images activate early sensory areas, with mixed results [5-7]. Recent studies suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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