Location of the episodic buffer

Location of the episodic buffer

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Where is the episodic buffer located within the anatomy of the brain? Baddeley's initial hunch was to located it in the hippocampus - but recent studies with an amnestic indiviual with severe hippocampal damage has shown that tasks requiring the episodic buffer were uninmpaired in this individual. In Baddeley's opinion it seems unlikely that science will identify a single area responsible for the episodic buffer. Instead, it might be an emerging property of a number of different brain areas working together which give rise to the episodic buffer.
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alan baddeley, episodic buffer, Working memory, brain, hippocampus, frontal lobe
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00:02:09