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Cortex. 2018 Oct;107:238-250. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.07.012. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Ventral lateral parietal cortex and episodic memory retrieval.

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1
Center for Vital Longevity and School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 1600 Viceroy, Dallas, TX, USA. Electronic address: mrugg@utdallas.edu.
2
Center for Vital Longevity and School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 1600 Viceroy, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

With the advent of functional neuroimaging it quickly became apparent that successful episodic memory retrieval was consistently associated with enhanced activity in ventral lateral parietal cortex (VLPC), especially the left angular gyrus. Here, we selectively review recent neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging evidence relevant to the question of the functional significance of this activity. We argue that the balance of the evidence suggests that the angular gyrus supports the representation of retrieved episodic information, and that this likely reflects a more general role for the region in representing multi-modal and multi-domain information.

KEYWORDS:

Angular gyrus; Episodic memory; Memory retrieval; Parietal; Recollection

PMID:
28802589
PMCID:
PMC5785567
[Available on 2019-10-01]
DOI:
10.1016/j.cortex.2017.07.012

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