Neural substrates of remembering: Event-related potential studies

Joel L. Voss, Ken A. Paller

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A comprehensive understanding of human memory requires both cognitive and neural descriptions of memory processes along with theories of how memory processing drives behavioral responses and subjective experiences. The electrophysiological approaches described here are highly suitable for progressing toward these goals. In particular, event-related potentials provide real-time measures of relevant memory processes, including those associated with recollection, familiarity, perceptual priming, and conceptual priming. Many challenges remain in isolating and understanding these different memory functions. Nonetheless, brain potentials can effectively be used in conjunction with other cognitive neuroscience methods to advance our understanding of remembering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • EEG
  • Encoding
  • ERPs
  • Event-related potentials
  • Explicit memory
  • Implicit memory
  • Memory systems
  • Neuroimaging
  • Priming
  • Retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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