Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Prefrontal cortex and the generation of oscillatory visual persistence


Mark A. Elliott a1, Markus Conci a1 and Hermann J. Müller a1
a1 Department Psychologie, Abteilung für Allgemeine und Experimentelle Psychologie, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, D-80802 Munich, Germany elliott@psy.uni-muenchen.de conci@psy.uni-muenchen.de mueller@psy.uni-muenchen.de http://www.paed.uni-muenchen.de/~elliott/

Abstract

In this commentary, the formation of “pre-iconic” visual-prime persistence is described in the context of prime-specific, independent-component activation at prefrontal and posterior EEG-recording sites. Although this activity subserves neural systems that are near identical to those described by Ruchkin and colleagues, we consider priming to be a dynamic process, identified with patterns of coherence and temporal structure of very high precision.