publication . Article . 2013

Available processing resources influence encoding-related brain activity before an event

Galli, Giulia; Gebert, A. Dorothea; Otten, Leun J.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior, volume 49, issue 8, pages 2,239-2,248 (issn: 0010-9452, eissn: 1973-8102, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Masson
Effective cognitive functioning not only relies on brain activity elicited by an event, but also on activity that precedes it. This has been demonstrated in a number of cognitive domains, including memory. Here, we show that brain activity that precedes the effective encoding of a word into long-term memory depends on the availability of sufficient processing resources. We recorded electrical brain activity from the scalps of healthy adult men and women while they memorized intermixed visual and auditory words for later recall. Each word was preceded by a cue that indicated the modality of the upcoming word. The degree to which processing resources were availabl...
free text keywords: Research Report, Divided attention, Prestimulus brain activity, Processing resources, Clinical Neurology, Encoding, Long-term memory, Neurology
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WT| Memory formation and neural activity before an event.
  • Funder: Wellcome Trust (WT)
  • Project Code: 084618
  • Funding stream: Neurosciences and Mental Health, Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences, Cognitive and Higher Systems ; Neuroscience and Mental Health
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publication . Article . 2013

Available processing resources influence encoding-related brain activity before an event

Galli, Giulia; Gebert, A. Dorothea; Otten, Leun J.;