Neural correlates of recollection and familiarity: A review of neuroimaging and patient data

@article{Skinner2007NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of recollection and familiarity: A review of neuroimaging and patient data},
  author={Erin I. Skinner and Myra A. Fernandes},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={2163-2179}
}
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This study used multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data to identify brain regions that are involved in listening for recollection and found that pre-stimulus activity in the right supramarginal gyrus met all of these criteria, suggesting that this region proactively establishes an internally directed attentional state that fosters recollection.
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