The role of phase synchronization in memory processes

  title={The role of phase synchronization in memory processes},
  author={J. Fell and N. Axmacher},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • J. Fell, N. Axmacher
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • In recent years, studies ranging from single-unit recordings in animals to electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography studies in humans have demonstrated the pivotal role of phase synchronization in memory processes. Phase synchronization — here referring to the synchronization of oscillatory phases between different brain regions — supports both working memory and long-term memory and acts by facilitating neural communication and by promoting neural plasticity. There is evidence that… CONTINUE READING
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