International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Psychology Science | Mexico | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

A Review on the Psychophysiology of Working Memory in Non-Human Primates

Manuel Alejandro Cruz-Aguilar [2] | Miguel Angel Guevara [2] | Marisela Hernandez-Gonzalez [2] | Enrique Hernandez-Arteaga | Mayra Liliana Ramirez-Renteria

Abstract: The main objective of this work was to conduct a review of the scientific contributions related to the working memory in non-human primates. In the great apes, there is evidence of good execution in working memory tasks. The neurophysiological bases of working memory have been studied mainly in the macaque, using electrophysiological recordings of the neuronal activity. These studies show the involvement of the lateral prefrontal cortex and the association areas. The study of the working memory in more primitive species than the New World monkeys, would allow understanding the remote origins of the cerebral mechanisms involved in the short-term memory in primates.

Keywords: Executive functions, evolution, cerebral cortex, short-term memory, primates

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,

Pages: 329 - 334

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