A new glimpse into working memory: Bursts of neural activity found as brain holds information in mind
Geege Schuman stashed this in Memory
The findings suggest that it would be worthwhile to look for this kind of cyclical activity in other cognitive functions such as attention, the researchers say. Oscillations like those seen in this study may help the brain to package information and keep it separate so that different pieces of information don't interfere with each other.
If I'm reading that properly, the brain inherently knows how to compartmentalize things.