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Activation of long-term memory by alpha oscillations in a working-memory task?

  • Wolfgang Klimesch (a1) and Bärbel Schack (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 December 2003

We focus on the functional specificity of theta and alpha oscillations and show that theta is related to working memory, whereas alpha is related to semantic long-term memory. Recent studies, however, indicate that alpha oscillations also play an important role during short-term memory retention and retrieval. This latter finding provides support for the basic hypothesis suggested by Ruchkin et al.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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