[FoRK] Brain's Cache Memory Found

Contempt for Meatheads jbone at place.org
Fri Apr 16 09:22:19 PDT 2004

Via /.:

Brain's Cache Memory Found
Posted by CowboyNeal on Friday April 16, @04:34AM
from the forget-me-not dept.
Shipud writes "Electrical activity in a single section of the brain has 
been linked to very short-term working memory, [1] as is reported at 
Nature. [2] Very short-term working memory capacity is thought to be 
related to intelligence. In the same way that a larger cache speeds 
processing time, people with a greater capacity for holding images in 
their heads are expected to have better reasoning and problem-solving 
skills. The localization of this ability is a surprising finding, as 
until now it was believed that STWM was diffused throughout the cortex, 
rather than localized."

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_term_memory
[2] http://www.nature.com/nsu/040412/040412-3.html

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