The cognitive and neural bases of short-term and working memory, attention, and consciousness. Methods that we use include behavioral studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), repetitive TMS, electroencephalography (EEG), and combinations of these. Multivariate analysis methods are increasingly important for our work.
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Kundu, B., Sutterer, D.W., Emrich, S.M., and Postle, B.R. (2013). Strengthened effective connectivity underlies transfer of working memory training to tests of short-term memory and attention. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 8705-8715. PMC3758887
Emrich, S.M., Riggall, A.C., LaRocque, J.J., and Postle, B.R. (2013). Distributed patterns of activity in sensory cortex reflect the precision of multiple items maintained in visual short-term memory. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 6516-6523. PMC3664518
Riggall, A.C. and Postle, B.R. (2012). The relationship between working memory storage and elevated activity, as measured with fMRI. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 12990-12998. PMC3470886
Johnson, J.S., Kundu, B., Casali, A.G., and Postle, B.R. (2012). Task dependent changes in cortical excitability and effective connectivity: A combined TMS-EEG study. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107, 2383-2392. PMC3362246