The parietal cortex and episodic memory: an attentional account.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The contribution of the parietal cortex to episodic memory is a fascinating scientific puzzle. On the one hand, parietal lesions do not normally yield severe episodic-memory deficits; on the other hand, parietal activations are seen frequently in functional-neuroimaging studies of episodic memory. A review of these two categories of evidence suggests that the answer to the puzzle requires us to distinguish between the contributions of dorsal and ventral parietal regions and between the influence of top-down and bottom-up attention on memory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cabeza, R; Ciaramelli, E; Olson, IR; Moscovitch, M

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 613 - 625

PubMed ID

  • 18641668

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2692883

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-003X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nrn2459


  • eng