NPR: Neuroscientists debate a simple question: How does the brain store a phone number?

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

You hear a new colleague’s name. You get directions to the airport. You glance at a phone number you’re about to call. These are the times you need working memory, the brain’s system for temporarily holding important information. “Working memory is the sketchpad of your mind; it’s the contents of your conscious thoughts,” says Earl Miller, a professor of neuroscience at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. (November 4, 2018)

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