• Eren Günseli

EEG dynamics reveal a dissociation between selective attention and storage in working memory


A pre-print where we claim 1) Selective attention and storage in working memory are distinct mechanisms: An unattended item can be kept active in working memory, 2) Contralateral Delay Activity (CDA) is not simply a reflection of posterior alpha-band topography in the EEG, and 3) Unattended items are not necessarily stored in "silent" states in working memory.


Gunseli, Fahrenfort, van Moorselaar, Daoultzis, Meeter, & Olivers (2018). Unattended but actively stored: EEG dynamics reveal a dissociation between selective attention and storage in working memory. BioRxiv.




Further reading on the dissociation between selective attention and storage in WM:


van Driel, J., Gunseli, E., Meeter, M., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2017). Local and interregional alpha EEG dynamics dissociate between memory for search and memory for recognition. NeuroImage, 149, 114–128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.031

de Vries, I. E. J., van Driel, J., & Olivers, C. N. L. (2017). Posterior α EEG Dynamics Dissociate Current from Future Goals in Working Memory-Guided Visual Search. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(6), 1591. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2945-16.2016


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