Human memory retention and recall processes: A review of EEG and fMRI studies

Hafeezullah Amin, Aamir S. Malik

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Human memory is an important concept in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Our brain is actively engaged in functions of learning and memorization. Generally, human memory has been classified into 2 groups: short-term/working memory, and longterm memory. Using different memory paradigms and brain mapping techniques, psychologists and neuroscientists have identified 3 memory processes: encoding, retention, and recall. These processes have been studied using EEG and functional MRI (fMRI) in cognitive and neuroscience research. This study reviews previous research reported for human memory processes, particularly brain behavior in memory retention and recall processes with the use of EEG and fMRI. We discuss issues and challenges related to memory research with EEG and fMRI techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2013


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