Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Long-term memories, features, and novelty


James K. Kroger a1
a1 Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 jimkk@umich.edu http://psych.nmsu.edu/~jkroger/index.html

Abstract

Ruchkin et al. make a strong claim about the neural substrates of active information. Some qualifications on that conclusion are: (1) Long-term memories and neural substrates activated for perception of information are not the same thing; (2) humans are capable of retaining novel information in working memory, which is not long-term memory; (3) the content of working memory, a dynamically bound representation, is a quantity above and beyond the long-term memories activated, or the activity in perceptual substrates.



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