J.C. and M.M.C. contributed equally to this work.
Neurosystems: brain rhythms and cognitive processing
Article first published online: 13 DEC 2013
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European Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 39, Issue 5, pages 705–719, March 2014
How to Cite
Cannon, J., McCarthy, M. M., Lee, S., Lee, J., Börgers, C., Whittington, M. A. and Kopell, N. (2014), Neurosystems: brain rhythms and cognitive processing. European Journal of Neuroscience, 39: 705–719. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12453
- Issue published online: 3 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 13 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 29 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 10 SEP 2013
- DMS. Grant Numbers: 1042134, 1225647
- NIH. Grant Number: 5R01NS067199
- beta rhythm;
- coherence filtering;
- frequency filtering;
- gamma rhythm
Neuronal rhythms are ubiquitous features of brain dynamics, and are highly correlated with cognitive processing. However, the relationship between the physiological mechanisms producing these rhythms and the functions associated with the rhythms remains mysterious. This article investigates the contributions of rhythms to basic cognitive computations (such as filtering signals by coherence and/or frequency) and to major cognitive functions (such as attention and multi-modal coordination). We offer support to the premise that the physiology underlying brain rhythms plays an essential role in how these rhythms facilitate some cognitive operations.