The function of brain oscillations for human memory
• 大类 : 医学 - 3区
• 小类 : 行为科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 神经科学 - 3区
Brain oscillations provide temporal structure for neural firing. Such temporal structure is at the heart of the neural syntax and is crucial for efficiently routing information from one brain region to another. Furthermore, the temporal structure of firing has lasting consequences on connections of neural assemblies. Therefore, brain oscillations hold a unique potential for cognitive neuroscientists to explain how memories arise from coordinated neural network dynamics. Brain oscillations are crucially involved in every step of the lifetime of a memory, from its initial experience, to maintaining it in working memory, to consolidating the memory during sleep, and finally during recall when the original experience gets re-lived again. This special issue will feature a collection of empirical and theoretical articles that are broadly concerned with the role of brain oscillations for human memory processes. Submissions can include any method that allows to make inferences about the role of brain oscillations for memory, which can be correlational (e.g. EEG, MEG, behavioural data, combined EEG-fMRI, intracranial EEG, single and multi-unit recordings, etc.) or causal (e.g. rTMS, tACS, sensory stimulation, etc.) or any combination thereof. We also specifically encourage the submission of computational modelling work on oscillations and memory, as well as submissions that are concerned with the role of brain oscillations in clinical conditions relevant to memory.