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Replay of Stimulus-specific Temporal Patterns during Associative Memory Formation

Michelmann, Sebastian, Bowman, Howard, Hanslmayr, Simon (2018) Replay of Stimulus-specific Temporal Patterns during Associative Memory Formation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30 (11). pp. 1577-1589. ISSN 0898-929X. E-ISSN 1530-8898. (doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01304) (KAR id:67257)


Forming a memory often entails the association of recent experience with present events. This recent experience is usually an information rich and dynamic representation of the world around us. We here show that associating a static cue with a previously shown dynamic stimulus, yields a detectable, dynamic representation of this stimulus. We further implicate this representation in the decrease of low-frequency power (~4-30 Hz) in the ongoing electroencephalogram (EEG), which is a well-known correlate of successful memory formation. The reappearance of content specific patterns in desynchronizing brain oscillations was observed in two sensory domains, i.e. in a visual and in an auditory condition. Together with previous results, these data suggest a mechanism that generalizes across domains and processes, in which the decrease in oscillatory power allows for the dynamic representation of information in ongoing brain oscillations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1162/jocn_a_01304
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Howard Bowman
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 11:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:55 UTC
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