Visuospatial working memory refers to the short-term memory mechanism that enables humans to remember visual information across visual blackout periods such as eyeblinks or eye movements. In recent years, neuroscientific studies have made great progress in uncovering the brain regions that support visuospatial working memory. In this review, we focus on the role of the posterior parietal cortex in forming and maintaining visual information, and use it as an example to highlight how noninvasive brain-stimulation techniques, particularly transcranial magnetic, direct current, and alternating current stimulation, can shed light on this topic because of their unique strengths in modulating brain activities.
- visual short-term memory
- visual working memory