On ways to overcome the magical capacity limit of working memory

Zsolt Turi, Ivan Alekseichuk, Walter Paulus

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Abstract

The ability to simultaneously process and maintain multiple pieces of information is limited. Over the past 50 years, observational methods have provided a large amount of insight regarding the neural mechanisms that underpin the mental capacity that we refer to as “working memory.” More than 20 years ago, a neural coding scheme was proposed for working memory. As a result of technological developments, we can now not only observe but can also influence brain rhythms in humans. Building on these novel developments, we have begun to externally control brain oscillations in order to extend the limits of working memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2005867
JournalPLoS Biology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2018

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