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A Neural Correlate of Working Memory in the Monkey Primary Visual Cortex

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Science  06 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5527, pp. 120-124
DOI: 10.1126/science.1060496

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Abstract

The brain frequently needs to store information for short periods. In vision, this means that the perceptual correlate of a stimulus has to be maintained temporally once the stimulus has been removed from the visual scene. However, it is not known how the visual system transfers sensory information into a memory component. Here, we identify a neural correlate of working memory in the monkey primary visual cortex (V1). We propose that this component may link sensory activity with memory activity.

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