Gamma oscillations and object processing in the infant brain

G Csibra, G Davis, M W Spratling, M H Johnson

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An enduring controversy in neuroscience concerns how the brain "binds" together separately coded stimulus features to form unitary representations of objects. Recent evidence has indicated a close link between this binding process and 40-hertz (gamma-band) oscillations generated by localized neural circuits. In a separate line of research, the ability of young infants to perceive objects as unitary and bounded has become a central focus for debates about the mechanisms of perceptual development. Here we demonstrate that binding-related 40-hertz oscillations are evident in the infant brain around 8 months of age, which is the same age at which behavioral and event-related potential evidence indicates the onset of perceptual binding of spatially separated static visual features
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1582 - 1585
Number of pages4
Issue number5496
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2000

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