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The dynamics of operations in visual memory: A review and new evidence for oscillatory priming

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dc.contributor.author Elliott, Mark en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-10T12:36:35Z en
dc.date.available 2010-12-10T12:36:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2004-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Conci, M., Elliott, M. A., Müller, H. J., Wendt, J., & Becker, C. (2004). The dynamics of operations in visual memory: A review and new evidence for oscillatory priming. Experimental Psychology, 51(4), 300-310. en
dc.identifier.issn 1618-3169 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1501 en
dc.description.abstract Evidence from neurophysiological studies indicates that the synchronization of distributed neuronal assemblies in the gamma frequency range is responsible for the integration of discrete stimulus components into coherent wholes (e.g., see Singer, 1999 for review). Psychophysical support for this hypothesis has been reported in experiments that demonstrate that the presentation of a synchronous-premask frame within a 40-Hz flickering premask matrix primes the subsequent detection of a target Kanizsa-type square by generation of a 40-Hz prime (Elliott & Müller, 1998). Psychopharmacological and electrophysiological evidence suggests that this priming mechanism is related to activity in interneuronal networks and relies on the combined function of prefrontal and posterior circuits. In addition, psychophysical experiments demonstrate the existence of a prime-specific visual short-term memory that oscillates at 40 Hz and remains functional for up to 30014;ms post-stimulus offset. These results are consistent with a view of the prime as a form of oscillatory mechanism, related to the persistence of visual information (Coltheart, 1980) and in the capacity guided by (prefrontal) top-down influences upon visual-cortical function. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hogrefe & Huber en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Visual memory en
dc.subject Persistance en
dc.subject Object priming en
dc.subject Kanizsa-type figure detection en
dc.subject Synchronization en
dc.title The dynamics of operations in visual memory: A review and new evidence for oscillatory priming en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B75BP-4DWVXC5-9/2/ecdb22afb5c9e44aae04b5b99c6fafd5 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en
dc.contributor.funder Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft project grant # SCHR 375/8-1 en
dc.contributor.funder Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft project grant # MU 1564/2-3 en
dc.contributor.funder Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft project grant # EL 248/1-1 en

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