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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Hulten, A.
dc.contributor.author Laaksonen, H.
dc.contributor.author Vihla, M.
dc.contributor.author Laine, M.
dc.contributor.author Salmelin, Riitta
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-19T09:00:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-19T09:00:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Hulten, A. & Laaksonen, H. & Vihla, M. & Laine, M. & Salmelin, Riitta. 2010. Modulation of Brain Activity after Learning Predicts Long-Term Memory for Words. Journal of Neuroscience. Volume 30, Issue 45. P. 15160-15164. ISSN 0270-6474 (printed). DOI: 10.1523/jneurosci.1278-10.2010. en
dc.identifier.issn 0270-6474 (printed)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/16078
dc.description.abstract The acquisition and maintenance of new language information, such as picking up new words, is a critical human ability that is needed throughout the life span. Most likely you learned the word “blog” quite recently as an adult, whereas the word “kipe,” which in the 1970s denoted stealing, now seems unfamiliar. Brain mechanisms underlying the long-term maintenance of new words have remained unknown, albeit they could provide important clues to the considerable individual differences in the ability to remember words. After successful training of a set of novel object names we tracked, over a period of 10 months, the maintenance of this new vocabulary in 10 human participants by repeated behavioral tests and magnetoencephalography measurements of overt picture naming. When naming-related activation in the left frontal and temporal cortex was enhanced 1 week after training, compared with the level at the end of training, the individual retained a good command of the new vocabulary at 10 months; vice versa, individuals with reduced activation at 1 week posttraining were less successful in recalling the names at 10 months. This finding suggests an individual neural marker for memory, in the context of language. Learning is not over when the acquisition phase has been successfully completed: neural events during the access to recently established word representations appear to be important for the long-term outcome of learning. en
dc.format.extent 15160-15164
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Society for Neuroscience en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Neuroscience en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 30, Issue 45
dc.rights © 2010 Authors. This article has been published in The Journal of Neuroscience under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license en
dc.subject.other Linguistics en
dc.subject.other Medical sciences en
dc.title Modulation of Brain Activity after Learning Predicts Long-Term Memory for Words en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.rights.holder Authors
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Science en
dc.contributor.department Neurotieteen ja lääketieteellisen tekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword brain activity en
dc.subject.keyword modulation en
dc.subject.keyword learning en
dc.subject.keyword long-term memory en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201505182729
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1523/jneurosci.1278-10.2010
dc.type.version Final published version en

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