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ECL News Abstracts #1 | March 28, 2011

by ECL Staff
March 28th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

New research reveals insight into how short-term memory operates.

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rice University have discovered the human brain has three layers of memory. These layers – where the brain processes short-term memory – include a core, a surrounding layer, and a wide region. The core, labeled the “focus of attention,” has three responsibilities: it directs the mind’s attention to the correct information, it retrieves that information and, when necessary, updates that information. The surrounding layer can hold and process three additional pieces of active information, while the larger, wide region holds passive items that are on the memory’s back burner.

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