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Data from: The temporal signature of memories: identification of a general mechanism for dynamic memory replay in humans

Citation

Michelmann, Sebastian; Bowman, Howard; Hanslmayr, Simon (2017), Data from: The temporal signature of memories: identification of a general mechanism for dynamic memory replay in humans, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.ch110

Abstract

Reinstatement of dynamic memories requires the replay of neural patterns that unfold over time in a similar manner as during perception. However, little is known about the mechanisms that guide such a temporally structured replay in humans, because previous studies used either unsuitable methods or paradigms to address this question. Here, we overcome these limitations by developing a new analysis method to detect the replay of temporal patterns in a paradigm that requires participants to mentally replay short sound or video clips. We show that memory reinstatement is accompanied by a decrease of low-frequency (8 Hz) power, which carries a temporal phase signature of the replayed stimulus. These replay effects were evident in the visual as well as in the auditory domain and were localized to sensory-specific regions. These results suggest low-frequency phase to be a domain-general mechanism that orchestrates dynamic memory replay in humans.

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