PD Dr. Boris Suchan

My main research focus is on the neural correlates of human working memory. Based on the model by Baddeley and Hitch (1974), working memory consists of a central control unit, the central executive and two semi-independent subsystems (the visual spatial sketchpad and the phonological loop). My main interests are the neural correlates of the central executive which is linked to the prefrontal cortex. Another focus of interest is the interaction between the subsystems. What are the neural correlates of this interaction? How do they interact?
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are used to investigate these research. While EEG provides a good temporal resolution, fMRI provides a good spatial resolution.

Suchan et al., 2006 a / b


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