Neuroimage 2022 Jul 23;261:119513. Epub 2022 Jul 23.
Key Laboratory of Brain, Cognition and Education Sciences (South China Normal University), Ministry of Education, China; Institute for Brain Research and Rehabilitation, South China Normal University, China; Center for Studies of Psychological Application, South China Normal University, China; Guangdong Key Laboratory of Mental Health and Cognitive Science, South China Normal University, China. Electronic address:
For decades, it has been assumed that when humans retrieve information from long-term memory (LTM), information need first to be brought back into working memory (WM). However, as WM capacity is limited, it is unclear what happens if information from LTM needs to be retrieved while WM is fully engaged? To address this question, observers had to retrieve colors from LTM while WM storage capacity was fully engaged. The behavioral results showed that retrieving information from LTM is possible even when WM capacity is fully occupied. Read More