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Title: Repetition priming effects for famous faces through dynamic causal modelling of latency-corrected event-related brain potentials
Authors: Kashyap, Rajan
Bhattacharjee, Sagarika
Sommer, Werner
Zhou, Changsong
Keywords: Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Kashyap, R., Bhattacharjee, S., Sommer, W. & Zhou, C. (2019). Repetition priming effects for famous faces through dynamic causal modelling of latency-corrected event-related brain potentials. European Journal of Neuroscience, 49(10), 1330-1347. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejn.14303
Project: MOE2014-T2-2-016
DPRT/944/09/14
R185000271720
CBRG/0088/2015
Journal: European Journal of Neuroscience
Abstract: Repetition priming, that is, the repeated processing of a stimulus, facilitates performance. However, the neural underpinnings of repetition priming for famous faces in terms of effective connectivity are not known. Here we investigated this problem using dynamic causal modelling of latency-corrected event-related brain potentials (RERPs). Source waveforms of RERP-derived sources in the Occipital Lobe, Fusiform Gyrus, Mediotemporal Lobe, Prefrontal Cortex and Anterotemporal Lobe of each hemisphere entered into models with only forward (F) or also with backward (FB) connections. Based on the framework of predictive coding formulated for repetition suppression, modulations of F and FB connections were expected for sources that displayed priming effects in their source waveforms. Hence, neural sources in each hemisphere were fitted with either F or FB connections. Inter-hemispheric connections were considered between homologous areas and were allowed to be modulated in an incremental manner resulting in a model space that comprised of 24 models. Bayesian model averaging across models revealed effective bidirectional connectivity between the Fusiform Gyrus (face perception) and Prefrontal Cortex (decision-making) in both hemispheres to be modulated by priming. In the left hemisphere, there is also a substantial involvement from the Mediotemporal Lobe, indicating the facilitation of automatic retrieval of the famous person's name. Furthermore, there is evidence that the priming is supported by connections from the right to the left Fusiform Gyri possibly in the service of inter-hemispheric cooperation. Altogether, the study indicates that along with top-down modulations, efficient processing within and across the two hemispheres is crucial for famous face priming.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151698
ISSN: 0953-816X
DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14303
Rights: © 2018 Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. All rights reserved.
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