Revue de neuropsychologie


Episodic buffer assessment: two tasks of binding and maintenance of verbal and spatial information Volume 5, issue 1, Janvier-Février-Mars 2013


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Inserm,U1077,14000 Caen,France, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie,UMR-S1077, 14000 Caen,France, École pratique des hautes études,UMR-S1077, 14000 Caen,France, CHU de Caen,UMR-S1077,avenue de la Côte-de-Nacre,CS 30001,14033 Caen, Cedex 9,France

The episodic buffer component of working memory is assumed to play a central role in the binding of information from the subsidiary systems, and from long-term memory, into a unitary stable and coherent representation. It provides temporary storage of information held in a multimodal code. Assessment of the episodic buffer could provide a better basis for the neuropsychologist to understand the memory, language or attentionnal deficits found in their patients. Two tasks are presented to assess the functions of binding and maintenance of multimodal information and data collected in healthy subjects are also reported. Tasks and data collected in healthy subjects aged from 18 to 85 years are available from the website of the revue.