Peter Rappelsberger

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We measured coherence between the electroencephalogram at different scalp sites while human subjects performed delayed response tasks. The tasks required the retention of either verbalizable strings of characters or abstract line drawings. In both types of tasks, a significant enhancement in coherence in the theta range (4-7 Hz) was found between prefrontal(More)
Distinct cortical activity during memory encoding of words, which were either recalled or not, was reported by a number of studies. This activity was mainly found at frontal and temporal/parietal brain regions. However, it was not clear if these regions interact with each other or work independently. In order to get a functional measure of the degree of(More)
To assure good quality digital EEG recording in clinical use, the following standards have been adopted for recording, storing, reviewing and exchanging EEG among clinicians and laboratories. These standards are meant for digital EEG used in clinical patient care. They should not be used to constrain research use of EEG recordings. Digital recording gained(More)
Analyses of scalp-recorded sleep spindles have demonstrated topographically distinct slow and fast spindle waves. In the present paper, the electrical activity in the brain corresponding to different types of sleep spindles was estimated by means of low-resolution electromagnetic tomography. In its new implementation, this method is based on realistic head(More)
ii iii iv v PREFACE The human species as conscious creatures seem to have something special, namely a particular organ-the brain-which can connect matter (physical entity) and mind (purely non-physical) to each other in both directions. For example, humans can assign a meaning to a physical entity; and they can also transform ideas into facts of the(More)
A series of recordings in cat visual cortex suggest that synchronous activity in neuronal cell ensembles serves to bind the different perceptual qualities belonging to one object. We provide evidence that similar mechanisms seem also to be observable in human subjects for the representation of supramodal entities. Electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded(More)
Functional and topographical differences between processing of spoken nouns which were remembered or which were forgotten were shown by means of EEG coherence analysis. Later recalled nouns were related with increased neuronal synchronization (= cooperation) between anterior and posterior brain regions regardless of presented word category (either concrete(More)
The main purpose of this study was to examine large-scale oscillatory activity and frequency-related neuronal synchronization during the comprehension of English spoken sentences of different complexity. Therefore, EEG coherence during the processing of subject-subject (SS)- and more complex subject-object (SO)-relatives was computed using an adaptive(More)
Coherence analysis was applied to the EEG of 19 female participants who had to memorize auditorily presented abstract and concrete nouns. The EEG was recorded from 19 scalp electrodes (10/20 system). Significant differences between both word classes were found only in the beta 1-band (13-18 Hz) whereas the alpha 1-band (8-10 Hz) revealed coherence patterns(More)