EEG alpha power change during working memory encoding in adults with different memory performance levels

Ruimin Wang, Risako Kamezawa, Aiko Watanabe, Keiji Iramina

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Abstract

Working memory (WM) capacity affects our daily life in many ways, and its decrease often associates with neural disorders (e.g. Alzheimer's disease). Several studies have confirmed that alpha rhythms play an active role in memory mechanism. In the present study, we designed a digit verbal span experiment to find out that how the alpha power change during working memory encoding, and the relationship between alpha power and individual WM performance. Consistent with previous studies, our results confirm that alpha power is positively related to WM performance. Participants who had higher alpha power during WM encoding achieved better memory performance. We can conclude that the reason is alpha rhythms reflect inhibition of task-irrelevant information. Howbeit, a linear relationship between WM load and alpha power amplitude during memory encoding cannot be deduced in our experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages982-985
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 13 2017
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 11 2017Jul 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period7/11/177/15/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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