Working Memory

Working memory is the ability to hold items 'in mind'.  It lies at the core of cognition; acting as a workspace on which thoughts are placed, manipulated, and used to guide behavior. Our research aims to understand the neural mechanisms that support working memory and why it is disrupted in many neuropsychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia.


Related Publications


Delay-period activity in frontal, parietal, and occipital cortex tracks noise and biases in visual working memory

Yu Q, Panichello MF, Cai Y, Postle BR, and Buschman TJ

PLoS Biology, Sep. 8, 2020.


Selective control of working memory in prefrontal, parietal, and visual cortex

Panichello MF and Buschman TJ

Under review. Available on bioRxiv.


Drifting codes within a stable coding scheme for working memory

Wolff MJ, Jochim J, Akyürek EG, Buschman TJ, Stokes MG

PLoS Biology, March 2, 2020.


Rotational Dynamics Reduce Interference Between Sensory and Memory Representations

Libby A and Buschman TJ

Under Review; Available on bioRxiv


Error-correcting dynamics in visual working memory

Panichello MF, DePasquale B, Pillow JW, Buschman TJ

Nature Communications. 2019. 10 (1): 3366.


A Flexible Model of Working Memory

Bouchacourt F and Buschman TJ

Neuron. 2019. 103 (2): 184-185.


Intrinsic neuronal dynamics predict distinct functional roles during working memory

Wasmuht DF, Spaak E, Buschman TJ, Miller EK, Stokes MG

Nature Communications. 2018. 9 (1): 3499.


Working Memory Load Modulates Neuronal Coupling

Pinotsis DA, Buschman TJ, Miller EK

Cerebral Cortex, 2018; 29 (4): 1670-1681.


Stimulus Load and Oscillatory Activity in Higher Cortex

Kornblith S, Buschman TJ, Miller EK

Cerebral Cortex, 2016. 26 (9): 3722-3784.


Gamma and Beta Bursts Underlie Working Memory

Lundqvist M, Rose J, Herman P, Brincat SL, Buschman TJ, Miller EK

Neuron, 2016; 90 (1): 152-64.


Working memory capacity: Limits on the bandwidth of cognition

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

Daedalus, 2014. 144 (1): 112-122.


Neural substrates of cognitive capacity limitations

Buschman TJ, Siegel M, Roy JE and Miller EK

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 2011; 108(27): 11252-11255.

Princeton University, Princeton NJ

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