P Sauseng

Summary

Affiliation: University of Salzburg
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Spontaneous locally restricted EEG alpha activity determines cortical excitability in the motor cortex
    P Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neuropsychologia 47:284-8. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Theta coupling in the human electroencephalogram during a working memory task
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 354:123-6. 2004
  3. doi request reprint What does phase information of oscillatory brain activity tell us about cognitive processes?
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:1001-13. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Relevance of EEG alpha and theta oscillations during task switching
    P Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, Europe
    Exp Brain Res 170:295-301. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Fronto-parietal EEG coherence in theta and upper alpha reflect central executive functions of working memory
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Int J Psychophysiol 57:97-103. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Cross-frequency phase synchronization: a brain mechanism of memory matching and attention
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroimage 40:308-17. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Are event-related potential components generated by phase resetting of brain oscillations? A critical discussion
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroscience 146:1435-44. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint A shift of visual spatial attention is selectively associated with human EEG alpha activity
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Eur J Neurosci 22:2917-26. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The interplay between theta and alpha oscillations in the human electroencephalogram reflects the transfer of information between memory systems
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 324:121-4. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Oscillatory EEG correlates of episodic trace decay
    W Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Cereb Cortex 16:280-90. 2006

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Spontaneous locally restricted EEG alpha activity determines cortical excitability in the motor cortex
    P Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neuropsychologia 47:284-8. 2009
    ..This was verified using source localization in 3D space. These data provide evidence that the magnitude of motor cortical excitability is determined by the amount of topographically specific alpha oscillations in the sensorimotor cortex...
  2. ncbi request reprint Theta coupling in the human electroencephalogram during a working memory task
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 354:123-6. 2004
    ..During retrieval prefrontal and bilateral temporo-parietal brain areas were coupled. These results support the idea of working memory functions being dependent on distributed prefrontal-temporal networks...
  3. doi request reprint What does phase information of oscillatory brain activity tell us about cognitive processes?
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:1001-13. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Relevance of EEG alpha and theta oscillations during task switching
    P Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, Europe
    Exp Brain Res 170:295-301. 2006
    ..The conclusion of the present study is that long-range coherent oscillatory activity in the theta band reflects top-down activation rather than global WM functions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Fronto-parietal EEG coherence in theta and upper alpha reflect central executive functions of working memory
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Int J Psychophysiol 57:97-103. 2005
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Cross-frequency phase synchronization: a brain mechanism of memory matching and attention
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroimage 40:308-17. 2008
    ..We conclude that memory information is stored within a distributed theta network and it is matched with an incoming sensory trace at posterior brain areas...
  7. ncbi request reprint Are event-related potential components generated by phase resetting of brain oscillations? A critical discussion
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroscience 146:1435-44. 2007
    ..Here, evidence for either of the two models is presented and validated, and their possible impact on cognitive neuroscience is discussed. In addition, future prospects on this field of research are presented...
  8. ncbi request reprint A shift of visual spatial attention is selectively associated with human EEG alpha activity
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Eur J Neurosci 22:2917-26. 2005
    ..The results suggest that a shift of attention selectively modulates excitability of the contralateral posterior parietal cortex and that this posterior modulation of alpha activity is controlled by prefrontal regions...
  9. ncbi request reprint The interplay between theta and alpha oscillations in the human electroencephalogram reflects the transfer of information between memory systems
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 324:121-4. 2002
    ..We conclude that this phenomenon reflects the transfer of information between the WMS and LTMS..
  10. ncbi request reprint Oscillatory EEG correlates of episodic trace decay
    W Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Cereb Cortex 16:280-90. 2006
    ..Only the first stage is related to theta, whereas the second is reflected by a slow wave with a frequency of approximately 2.5 Hz...
  11. ncbi request reprint Intelligence related upper alpha desynchronization in a semantic memory task
    M Doppelmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Brain Res Bull 66:171-7. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Dissociation of sustained attention from central executive functions: local activity and interregional connectivity in the theta range
    P Sauseng
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Eur J Neurosci 25:587-93. 2007
    ..Thus, these results are compatible with a model in which theta long-range coupling indicates integration of sensory information into executive control components of complex motor behaviour...
  13. doi request reprint Theta-gamma phase synchronization during memory matching in visual working memory
    Elisa Mira Holz
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroimage 52:326-35. 2010
    ..The present results reveal the integrative role of oscillatory activity in the memory matching process...
  14. ncbi request reprint Intelligence related differences in EEG-bandpower
    Michael Doppelmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 381:309-13. 2005
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Frontal midline theta in the pre-shot phase of rifle shooting: differences between experts and novices
    M Doppelmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Neuropsychologia 46:1463-7. 2008
    ..While novices keep a relatively constant amount of attention to the target, experts are able to increase attention exactly to the time point of the trigger pull...
  16. ncbi request reprint Visual discrimination performance is related to decreased alpha amplitude but increased phase locking
    Simon Hanslmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 375:64-8. 2005
    ..The conclusion of this study is that in contrast to memory performance which is related to large resting alpha activity low alpha amplitudes are an indicator for good perceptual performance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alpha phase reset contributes to the generation of ERPs
    Simon Hanslmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Cereb Cortex 17:1-8. 2007
    ..Our findings suggest that nonadditive processes-typical for a phase reset-are involved in the generation of the ERP. Thus, together with the other findings this study provides unequivocal evidence for phase resetting in the human EEG...
  18. ncbi request reprint Episodic retrieval is reflected by a process specific increase in human electroencephalographic theta activity
    W Klimesch
    University of Salzburg, Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020, Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 302:49-52. 2001
    ..Because a memory trace is lacking for new pictures, the increase in theta during retrieval reflects primarily general processing demands of a complex episodic memory system...
  19. doi request reprint EEG correlates of action observation in humans
    Elisa Mira Holz
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, 5020, Salzburg, Austria
    Brain Topogr 21:93-9. 2008
    ..Increased coherence for distributed networks at delta (0.5-4 Hz) and lower alpha (8-10 Hz) frequencies were obtained suggesting integration and functional coupling between the activated cortical regions during human action observation...
  20. doi request reprint Alpha phase coupling reflects object recognition
    Roman Freunberger
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroimage 42:928-35. 2008
    ..We assume that synchronous alpha oscillations--particularly during a decrease in alpha power--reflect topographically specific neural network activity that is related to the access of semantic information in LTM...
  21. doi request reprint Functional similarities between the P1 component and alpha oscillations
    Roman Freunberger
    University of Salzburg, Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Eur J Neurosci 27:2330-40. 2008
    ..We conclude that the P1 component may be generated at least in part by evoked alpha oscillations and reflects inhibition in the sense of suppressing task-irrelevant processes...
  22. doi request reprint Human frontal midline theta and its synchronization to gamma during a verbal delayed match to sample task
    Birgit Griesmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 93:208-15. 2010
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  23. doi request reprint Dissociation between phase-locked and nonphase-locked alpha oscillations in a working memory task
    Roman Freunberger
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:3417-25. 2009
    ..In conclusion, we propose that alpha amplitude reflects top-down modulated inhibition and that alpha phase is important for the exact timing of neural activity and can be related to binding processes...
  24. doi request reprint The functional relevance of phase reset: a comment to Risner et al. (2009): The visual evoked potential of surface alpha rhythm phase
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    University of Salzburg, Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroimage 47:5-7. 2009
    ..2009--this issue. The visual evoked potential is independent of surface alpha rhythm phase. Neuroimage.), may be due to the lack of task relevance of alpha in an experiment where subjects were passively viewing light flashes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Enhancing cognitive performance with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation at human individual alpha frequency
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1129-33. 2003
    ..This provides further evidence for the functional relevance of oscillatory neuronal activity in the alpha band for the implementation of cognitive performance...
  26. doi request reprint A short review of slow phase synchronization and memory: evidence for control processes in different memory systems?
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Brain Res 1235:31-44. 2008
    ..The hypothesis, suggested here is that theta and upper alpha reflect these processes which can be best studied when analyzing phase...
  27. doi request reprint Oscillatory mechanisms of process binding in memory
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:1002-14. 2010
    ..An analogous interpretation is suggested for theta oscillations and the controlled access to episodic memories...
  28. ncbi request reprint Phase-locked alpha and theta oscillations generate the P1-N1 complex and are related to memory performance
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Institute of Psychology, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 19:302-16. 2004
    ..Our general conclusion is that the P1-N1 complex is generated primarily by evoked alpha and theta oscillations reflecting the synchronous activation of a working- and semantic memory system...
  29. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing the evoked response from phase reset: a comment to Mäkinen et al
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Institute of Psychology, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neuroimage 29:808-11. 2006
    ..Thus, we conclude that amplitude variance is not capable of distinguishing the evoked response from phase reset...
  30. ncbi request reprint EEG alpha oscillations: the inhibition-timing hypothesis
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    University of Salzburg, Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Hellbrunnerstr 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria Europe
    Brain Res Rev 53:63-88. 2007
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint EEG alpha synchronization and functional coupling during top-down processing in a working memory task
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Hum Brain Mapp 26:148-55. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint P1 and traveling alpha waves: evidence for evoked oscillations
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    J Neurophysiol 97:1311-8. 2007
    ..We assume that the P1 reflects a top-down process in a sense that traveling alpha waves control or "gate" the direction of information processing in the brain...
  33. ncbi request reprint Gamma oscillatory activity in a visual discrimination task
    Roman Freunberger
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Brain Res Bull 71:593-600. 2007
    ..This effect was strongest in a fronto-medial source. Induced gamma, as also shown in previous studies, reflects the more task-relevant mechanism where object representations become activated...
  34. ncbi request reprint The functional significance of theta and upper alpha oscillations
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Exp Psychol 52:99-108. 2005
    ..We suggest that theta reflects working memory functions whereas upper alpha may be important for the reactivation of long-term memory codes in short-term memory...
  35. ncbi request reprint Event-related phase reorganization may explain evoked neural dynamics
    Wolfgang Klimesch
    Department of Physiological Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:1003-16. 2007
    ..We emphasize that central assumptions of the evoked model cannot be substantiated and conclude that the ERPR model offers a new way for an integrative interpretation of ongoing and event-related EEG phenomena...
  36. ncbi request reprint Alpha phase synchronization predicts P1 and N1 latency and amplitude size
    Walter R Gruber
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Cereb Cortex 15:371-7. 2005
    ..Our conclusion is that the latencies of ERP components can be predicted at least in part by phase synchronization between frequencies...
  37. ncbi request reprint Increasing individual upper alpha power by neurofeedback improves cognitive performance in human subjects
    Simon Hanslmayr
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 30:1-10. 2005
    ..e. in a time interval preceding mental rotation). This is in line with studies showing that increased upper alpha power in a prestimulus (reference) interval is related to good cognitive performance...
  38. ncbi request reprint When does the brain register deviances from standard word spellings?--An ERP study
    Paul Sauseng
    Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 20:529-32. 2004
    ..These early ERP differences between standard and altered visual word forms speak for early contact between the letter input and stored visual-orthographic representations of words...
  39. doi request reprint Enhancement of long-range EEG coherence by synchronous bifocal transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Christian Plewnia
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Tubingen, Osianderstrasse 24, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1577-83. 2008
    ..Furthermore, they raise the hypothesis that interventional enhancement of long-range coherence may effectively modulate interregional integration with behavioral consequences...