Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Will the unitary view survive the short- and long-term?


Michael D. Patterson a1 and Bart Rypma a1
a1 Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102 patterson@psychology.rutgers.edu rypma@psychology.rutgers.edu http://psychology.rutgers.edu/users/rypma

Abstract

In this commentary, we focus on four points. First, we discuss the assertion that the unitary model explains dissociations that implicate multiple systems. Second, the distinct nature of information utilized in immediate- and delayed-recall supports the distinct memory systems view. Third, the variable nature of capacity limits corroborates this view. Finally, we review event-related fMRI results that suggest support for multiple systems.