Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Does sustained ERP activity in posterior lexico-semantic processing areas during short-term memory tasks only reflect activated long-term memory?


Steve Majerus a1, Martial Van der Linden a2, Fabienne Collette a1 and Eric Salmon a3
a1 Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium smajerus@ulg.ac.be f.collette@ulg.ac.be
a2 Cognitive Psychopathology Unit, University of Geneva, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland martial.vanderlinden@pse.unige.ch
a3 Cyclotron Research Center, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium eric.salmon@ulg.ac.be

Abstract

We challenge Ruchkin et al.'s claim in reducing short-term memory (STM) to the active part of long-term memory (LTM), by showing that their data cannot rule out the possibility that activation of posterior brain regions could also reflect the contribution of a verbal STM buffer.



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