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Object-load and feature-load modulate EEG in a short-term memory task

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Busch,  Niko A.
MPI of Cognitive Neuroscience (Leipzig, -2003), The Prior Institutes, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

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Herrmann,  Christoph S.
MPI of Cognitive Neuroscience (Leipzig, -2003), The Prior Institutes, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

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Busch, N. A., & Herrmann, C. S. (2003). Object-load and feature-load modulate EEG in a short-term memory task. NeuroReport, 14(13), 1721-1724. doi:10.1097/01.wnr.0000087727.58565.1b.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0010-CD9D-9
Abstract
Behavioral studies have indicated that multiple features of one object can be stored in working memory without additional costs. In contrast, visual search experiments revealed that search for a multi-featured object takes more time than for a single-featured object. We used EEG to differentiate the effect of object-load and feature-load in a short-term memory task. We independently varied the amount of objects and features that had to be memorized. Object-load modulated P3 amplitude during encoding and induced 10 Hz oscillations during the retention interval. Feature-load modulated the P3 during retrieval. Thus, only object-load seemed to influence encoding and retention while feature-load played a crucial role during retrieval. Our results demonstrate that object-load and feature-load influence short-term memory at different stages.