Accession Number:

ADA209918

Title:

Modulation of Spontaneous Brain Activity During Mental Imagery

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Mar 1988-28 Feb 1989

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV NY

Report Date:

1989-05-12

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Magnetic measurements of average power of human alpha activity over the occipital and parietal areas of the scalp reveal spatially selective suppression when abstract figures are briefly presented visually. The duration of suppression increases along with reaction time during a search of visual memory. This implies that the visual system is involved in mental imagery. Keywords Brain function Neural activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE