Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The contribution of long-term memory and the role of frontal-lobe systems in on-line processing

Jennifer D. Ryan a1 and Neal J. Cohen a2
a1 Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1, Canada
a2 Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801


Ruchkin et al. ascribe a pivotal role to long-term memory representations and binding within working memory. Here we focus on the interaction of working memory and long-term memory in supporting on-line representations of experience available to guide on-going processing, and we distinguish the role of frontal-lobe systems from what the hippocampus contributes to relational long-term memory binding.