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 [email protected]
a2 Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 [email protected]


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.