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For univariate time series we suggest a new variant of efficient score tests against fractional alternatives. This test has three important merits. First, by means of simulations we observe that it is superior in terms of size and power in some situations of practical interest. Second, it is easily understood and implemented as a slight modification of the(More)
Induced gamma band responses (iGBRs) in the human electroencephalogram (EEG) have been ascribed to the activation of cortical object representations. Recently, this claim was challenged and it was stated that iGBRs occurring in the time window between 200 and 350 ms after stimulus onset are, to a great extent, generated by an electromyogenic artifact caused(More)
Although previous studies have established that successful memory encoding is associated with increased synchronization of theta-band and gamma-band oscillations, it is unclear if there is a functional relationship between oscillations in these frequency bands. Using scalp-recorded EEG in healthy human participants, we demonstrate that cross-frequency(More)
In present high density electroencephalogram (EEG) study, we examined steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) correlates of object recognition. In SSVEP tasks a visual stimulus is presented repetitively at a specific flickering rate and typically elicits a continuous oscillatory brain response. This response is characterized by the same fundamental(More)
We assume that some consistent estimator b β of an equilibrium relation between non-stationary series integrated of order d ∈ (0.5, 1.5) is used to compute residualsû t = y t − b βx t (or differences thereof). We propose to apply the semiparametric log-periodogram regression to the (differenced) residuals in order to estimate or test the degree of(More)
The role of induced gamma-band responses (iGBRs) in the human electroencephalogram (EEG) is a controversial topic. On the one hand, iGBRs have been associated with neuronal activity reflecting the (re-)activation of cortical object representations. On the other hand, it was shown that miniature saccades (MSs) lead to high-frequency artifacts in the EEG that(More)
The human cognitive system is highly efficient in extracting information from our visual environment. This efficiency is based on acquired knowledge that guides our attention toward relevant events and promotes the recognition of individual objects as they appear in visual scenes. The experience-based representation of such knowledge contains not only(More)
The present study investigated implicit and explicit recognition processes of rapidly perceptually learned objects by means of steady-state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP). Participants were initially exposed to object pictures within an incidental learning task (living/non-living categorization). Subsequently, degraded versions of some of these learned(More)
We used an identical repetition priming paradigm in functional MRI (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate brain networks modulated by stimulus repetition and familiarity. In particular, pictures of familiar or unfamiliar objects were presented sequentially, with stimulus repetitions occurring within few trials. The results of both studies(More)
Time-variance of inflation persistence is an important issue for monetary policy. However, there is still no common agreement on whether or not US inflation persistence has changed over time. Many studies ignore the fractionally integrated nature of inflation which may lead to misspecification and incorrect test results. Therefore, we propose a new test(More)