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Evidence for 40-Hz oscillatory short-term visual memory revealed by human reaction-time measurements

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dc.contributor.author Elliott, Mark en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-26T15:56:14Z en
dc.date.available 2010-11-26T15:56:14Z en
dc.date.issued 2000-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Elliott, M. A., & Muller, H. J. Evidence for 40-Hz oscillatory short-term visual memory revealed by human reaction-time measurements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26(3), 703-718. en
dc.identifier.issn 0278-7393 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1460 en
dc.description.abstract Four experiments show that presentation of a synchronous premask frame within a 40-Hz, flickering premask matrix primes subsequent detection of a Kanizsa-type square by generation of a 40-Hz prime. Reaction time (RT) priming effects indicated a 150-200-ms prime duration following premask display. RTs were also found to be sensitive to the phase relationship between offset of the premask display relative to the onset time of the target: Priming effects were maximal when the target was presented out of phase with premask presentation (i.e., at interstimulus intervals displaced by 180 degrees relative to the 40-Hz rhythm of premask-frame presentation). Taken together, these results demonstrate the existence of a very short-term visual memory that oscillates at 40 Hz. The findings are discussed in the context of complementary psychological and neurophysiological findings related to visual-object coding and the role of gamma-band activity in the brain. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Psychophysics en
dc.subject Visual memory en
dc.title Evidence for 40-Hz oscillatory short-term visual memory revealed by human reaction-time measurements en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.26.3.703 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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