Evidence of dissociation between working memory and attention.

Link – Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence for a dissociation between working memory capacity and feature-based attention. Abstract When attending to visual objects with particular features, neural processing is typically biased toward those features. Previous work has suggested that maintaining such feature-based attentional sets may involve the same neural resources as visual working memory. If so, […]

Boosting Slow Oscillations during Sleep

Link – Boosting Slow Oscillations during Sleep to Improve Memory Function in Elderly People: A Review of the Literature. Abstract Sleep represents a crucial time window for the consolidation of memory traces. In this view, some brain rhythms play a pivotal role, first of all the sleep slow waves. In particular, the neocortical slow oscillations […]

tDCS Decreases Total Sleep Without Disturbing Memory Consolidation.

Link – Offline Bi-Frontal Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Decreases Total Sleep Time Without Disturbing Overnight Memory Consolidation. Abstract OBJECTIVES: A proposed replay of memory traces between the hippocampus and frontal cortical brain areas during sleep is of high relevance for overnight memory consolidation. Recently, we demonstrated that bi-frontal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) […]

Encoding strategy mediates the effect of tDCS

Link – Encoding strategy mediates the effect of electrical stimulation over posterior parietal cortex on visual short-term memory. Abstract Over past decades, converging neuroimaging and electrophysiological findings have suggested a crucial role of posterior parietal cortex (PPC) in supporting the storage capacity of visual short-term memory (VSTM). Moreover, a few recent studies have shown that […]

Working Memory with fNIRS, Impairment due to Brain Trauma

Link – Working Memory of Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Brain Trauma Based on fNIRS. Abstract Objective To discuss the activation characteristics of the prefrontal cortex of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to brain trauma during working memory tasks. Methods The psychological experiment design software E-prime was used and N-back paradigm […]

tDCS Medial Pfc aHas No Specific Effect on Self-referential Processes.

Link – Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex Has No Specific Effect on Self-referential Processes. Abstract The processing of self-referential information can be influenced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The present randomized controlled study investigated whether similar effects can be elicited through the application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) regarding the […]

Memory Enhancement by tDCS in Rats

Link – Memory and Cognition-Related Neuroplasticity Enhancement by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Rodents: A Systematic Review. Abstract Brain stimulation techniques, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), were identified as promising therapeutic tools to modulate synaptic plasticity abnormalities and minimize memory and learning deficits in many neuropsychiatric diseases. Here, we revised the effect of tDCS […]

Parietal low beta rhythm provides a working memory buffer.

Link – Parietal low beta rhythm provides a dynamical substrate for a working memory buffer. Abstract Working memory (WM) is a component of the brain’s memory systems vital for interpretation of sequential sensory inputs and consequent decision making. Anatomically, WM is highly distributed over the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the parietal cortex (PC). Here we […]

tDCS-induced episodic memory enhancement

Link – tDCS-induced episodic memory enhancement and its association with functional network coupling in older adults. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 19;9(1):2273 Authors: Antonenko D, Hayek D, Netzband J, Grittner U, Flöel A Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) augments training-induced cognitive gains, an issue of particular relevance in the aging population. However, negative outcomes have […]

Effects of tDCS on Working Memory Training

Link – The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Working Memory Training in Healthy Young Adults. Front Hum Neurosci. 2019;13:19 Authors: Ke Y, Wang N, Du J, Kong L, Liu S, Xu M, An X, Ming D Abstract Working memory (WM) is a fundamental cognitive ability to support complex thought, but it is […]