Vocabulary Acquisition and Verbal Short-Term Memory: Computational and Neural Bases

  title={Vocabulary Acquisition and Verbal Short-Term Memory: Computational and Neural Bases},
  author={Prahlad Gupta and Brian MacWhinney},
  journal={Brain and Language},
In this paper, we explore the hypothesis that human vocabulary acquisition processes and verbal short-term memory abilities utilize a common cognitive and neural system. We begin by reviewing behavioral evidence for a shared set of processes. Next, we examine what the computational bases of such a shared system might be and how vocabulary acquisition and verbal short-term memory might be related in mechanistic terms. We examine existing computational models of vocabulary acquisition and of… 

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