Cognitive neuroscience of visual and auditory short-term memory:
Evidence from human electrophysiology and magnetoencephalography

Pierre Jolicoeur
Université de Montréal

I will review recent work based on recordings of the electroencephalogram and magnetoencephalogram that enable us to track the processing of visual and auditory stimuli through sensation, perception, memory, and action. I will draw on examples based on curve tracing, auditory short-term memory, visual short-term memory, tactile short-term memory, visual attention, and preparation for simple actions. These studies provide useful complementary information that help us to develop a more complete understanding of simple and complex cognitive functions as well as their implementation in the human brain.