Theta returns

  title={Theta returns},
  author={Michael Jacob Kahana and David Seelig and Joseph R. Madsen},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
The Cognitive Correlates of Human Brain Oscillations
  • M. Kahana
  • Biology, Psychology
    The Journal of Neuroscience
  • 2006
This mini-symposium summarizes recent findings concerning the role of brain oscillations in human cognition. Two rhythms that show particularly strong behavioral correlates are the 4–8 Hz theta
Functionally distinct high and low theta oscillations in the human hippocampus
This work examines the properties of theta oscillations throughout the anterior–posterior length of the hippocampus as neurosurgical patients performed a virtual navigation task and suggests an updated view of human hippocampal electrophysiology: Rather than one hippocampal theTA oscillation with a single general role, high and low thetascillations, respectively, may reflect spatial and non-spatial cognitive processes.
Human hippocampal theta oscillations and the formation of episodic memories
Recorded intracranial EEG data from 237 hippocampal electrodes in 33 neurosurgical patients as they performed an episodic memory task identified two distinct patterns of hippocampal oscillations, at ∼3 and ∼8 Hz, which are at the edges of the traditional 4–8 Hz human theta band.
Hippocampal theta oscillations are slower in humans than in rodents: implications for models of spatial navigation and memory
  • J. Jacobs
  • Biology, Psychology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2014
It is argued that oscillatory models of navigation and memory derived from rodent data are relevant for humans, but that they should be modified to account for the slower frequency of the human theta rhythm.
Theta oscillations reflect a putative neural mechanism for human sensorimotor integration.
Cortical theta synchronization and mu desynchronization may represent broadly applicable rhythmic mechanisms for sensorimotor integration in the human brain.
Harnessing the power of theta: natural manipulations of cognitive performance during hippocampal theta-contingent eyeblink conditioning
Improvement in understanding of neurobiological oscillations is critical for theories of medial temporal lobe processes underlying intact and pathological learning as well as current models of hippocampal-dependent learning.
Brain oscillatory correlates of working memory constraints
Direct recording of theta oscillations in primate prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices.
A monkey model for Fm theta oscillations is developed and the generators of theta waves using electrodes implanted in various cortical areas are located and it is concluded that this theta activity may be associated with "executive attention" including self-control, internal timing, and assessment of reward.
What is the Functional Relevance of Prefrontal Cortex Entrainment to Hippocampal Theta Rhythms?
This re-analysis of the Hyman et al. (2010) data set revealed that theta-entrained mPFC cells selectively encoded a variety of task-relevant behaviors and stimuli while never-entrainment mP FC cells were most strongly attuned to errors or the lack of expected rewards.