Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

From working memory to long-term memory and back: Linked but distinct

Stephen Grossberg a1
a1 Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215


Neural models have proposed how short-term memory (STM) storage in working memory and long-term memory (LTM) storage and recall are linked and interact, but are realized by different mechanisms that obey different laws. The authors' data can be understood in the light of these models, which suggest that the authors may have gone too far in obscuring the differences between these processes.