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  Long range coupling in theta between V4 and prefrontal cortex predicts visual memory performance

Liebe, S., Hoerzer, G., Logothetis, N., & Rainer, G. (2011). Long range coupling in theta between V4 and prefrontal cortex predicts visual memory performance. Poster presented at Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2011), Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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Liebe, S1, 2, Author              
Hoerzer, G, Author
Logothetis, NK1, 2, Author              
Rainer, G1, 2, Author              
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1Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497798              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: Short-term memory entails the encoding, maintenance and subsequent retrieval of sensory information and requires the communication between multiple brain regions mediating these processes. However, whether and how distant cortical areas cooperate during memory tasks is still an open question. In this study we investigate the neural interaction between visual area V4 and the lateral prefrontal cortex (lPF) using paired recordings of local field potentials (LFP) and single unit activity (SUA) in monkeys performing a visual short-term memory task (delayed - match to sample). During the memory period of the task we observed enhanced oscillatory phase - locking of LFPs between both areas that predominantly occurred in the theta frequency band (3-9Hz). In addition, we found that increased theta phase locking at the mesoscopic level of LFPs was associated with stronger phase locking of SUA to theta oscillations of the respective other region. We also assessed the functional significance of increased theta-phase locking by comparing oscillatory synchrony between V4 and lPF LFP-pairs and spike-LFP pairs for trials in which animals correctly identified the stimulus as opposed to when they failed to do so. We observed that the strength of the inter-cortical phase locking was higher for correct than incorrect trials and correlated well with session-to-session variations in monkeysí task performance. Our findings suggest that theta based oscillatory synchrony between V4 and lPF cortex likely provides a basis for the timely coordination of spiking output of V4 and prefrontal neurons during visual short-term memory. The observed correlation between inter-cortical phase locking and memory performance may reflect facilitated communication of visual information during visual memory.

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 Dates: 2011-02
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Title: Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2011)
Place of Event: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Start-/End Date: 2011-02-24 - 2011-02-27

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Title: Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2011)
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