A neural network model of working memory for episodes


We present a neural network model of the storage of episode representations in working memory (WM). Our key idea is that episodes are encoded in WM as prepared sensorimotor routines: i.e. as prepared sequences of attentional and motor operations. Our network reproduces several experimental findings about the representation of prepared sequences in prefrontal cortex. Interpreted as a model of WM episode representations, it has useful applications in an account of long-term memory for episodes and in accounts of sentence processing.

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