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Fronto-parietal and fronto-temporal theta phase synchronization for visual and auditory-verbal working memory

Masahiro Kawasaki; Keiichi Kitajo; Yoko Yamaguchi;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 5 (issn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
In humans, theta phase (4–8 Hz) synchronization observed on electroencephalography (EEG) plays an important role in the manipulation of mental representations during working memory (WM) tasks; fronto-temporal synchronization is involved in auditory-verbal WM tasks and fronto-parietal synchronization is involved in visual WM tasks. However, whether or not theta phase synchronization is able to select the to-be-manipulated modalities is uncertain. To address the issue, we recorded EEG data from subjects who were performing auditory-verbal and visual WM tasks; we compared the theta synchronizations when subjects performed either auditory-verbal or visual manipulati...
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Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activitiesgenetic structurespsychological phenomena and processes
free text keywords: Psychology, working memory, electroencephalogram, synchronization, visual, auditory, Original Research Article, General Psychology, Phase synchronization, Electroencephalography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Fronto parietal, Mental representation, Eeg data, Cognitive psychology, Stimulus (physiology), Communication, business.industry, business, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990
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