Tag: Gender

Cortical dynamics of emotional autobiographical memory retrieval differ between women and men

Published in: Neuropsychologia, Volume 110, February 2018, 197-207 Abstract “Retrieval of autobiographical memories entails periods of search, access, and elaboration. Women’s reports of their memories feature more detail and emotional content relative to men’s. A key question is how these gender differences relate to unfolding changes in cortical activity during retrieval. We recorded EEG activity from 32 scalp electrodes as women and men were cued to retrieve positive, negative, and neutral autobiographical memories. Alpha (9–12 Hz) oscillations were prominent at all EEG channels. Alpha coherence between channels was calculated as a measure of ms-level cortical synchrony. Across participants and memory types, a frontal cluster… Read More