- Series Information
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- About The Editors
- ERP Components: The Ups and Downs of Brainwave Recordings
- Beyond ERPs: Oscillatory Neuronal Dynamics
- ERP Features and EEG Dynamics: An ICA Perspective
- Sensory ERP Components
- The N170: Understanding the Time Course of Face Perception in the Human Brain
- The Mismatch Negativity (MMN)
- Neuropsychology of P300
- Negative Slow Waves as Indices of Anticipation: The Bereitschaftspotential, the Contingent Negative Variation, and the Stimulus-Preceding Negativity
- The Lateralized Readiness Potential
- The Error-Related Negativity (ERN/Ne)
- ERP Components and Selective Attention
- Electrophysiological Correlates of the Focusing of Attention within Complex Visual Scenes: N2pc and Related ERP Components
- What ERPs Can Tell Us about Working Memory
- Electrophysiological Correlates of Episodic Memory Processes
- Language-Related ERP Components
- ERPs and the Study of Emotion
- Event-Related Potentials and Development
- The Components of Aging
- Abnormalities of Event-Related Potential Components in Schizophrenia
- Event-Related Brain Potentials in Depression: Clinical, Cognitive, and Neurophysiological Implications
- Alterations of ERP Components in Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Homologues of Human ERP Components in Nonhuman Primates
Abstract and Keywords
Our ability to perform a broad range of everyday cognitive tasks is thought to depend heavily upon the operation of the working memory system, which allows us to temporarily store information in the mind so that it may be manipulated or acted upon. Many cognitive processes that require information to be held in an online state are thought to utilize this memory system as a form of “mental workspace” to perform their requisite operations. This chapter discusses the definition of working memory, measuring visual working memory (VWM), event-related potential (ERP) studies of working memory, contralateral delay activity (CDA), and using the CDA to examine working memory.
Veronica B. Perez, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon.
Edward K. Vogel, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon.
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