Flexibility of working memory from random connections

Working memory is your ability to hold things ‘in mind.’ It acts as a workspace in which information can be held, manipulated, and used to guide behavior. It plays a critical role in cognition, decoupling behavior from the immediate sensory world. One remarkable thing about working memory is its flexibility — you can hold anything in mind. In their new manuscript, researchers present the first model of working memory that captures this flexibility.
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