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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (3) : 433-441     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00433
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 Gamma oscillations and information binding process
 QIAN Haoyue; HUANG Yihui; GAO Xiangping
 (Department of psychology, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China)
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Abstract   The Gamma oscillation is one kind of neural interaction activities. The characteristics of the Gamma oscillation contribute to its important role in information binding process. A large body of research has demonstrated that binding the sensory signal from multiple channels at the perceptual level is associated with the gamma oscillatory synchronization in sensory cortex (e.g. visual cortex, auditory cortex), whereas binding the information from single channel at the conscious level is associated with the enhanced Gamma oscillations in higher cortex (e.g. temporo-parietal cortex). The functions of Gamma oscillations in information-binding process have been described in several theoretical frameworks, including Neural Coupling model and Match & Utilization model. However, extreme caution should be exercised when Gamma oscillations were applied as an index of binding process. What roles of Gamma oscillations play in a complex binding process should be investigated in the future.
Keywords Gamma oscillations      binding      cross-modal information processing     
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Corresponding Authors: GAO Xiangping, E-mail: gaoxp@shnu.edu.cn      E-mail: E-mail: gaoxp@shnu.edu.cn
Issue Date: 31 January 2018
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QIAN Haoyue,HUANG Yihui,GAO Xiangping.  Gamma oscillations and information binding process[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(3): 433-441.
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