Correlation of brain rhythms between frontal and left temporal (Wernicke's) cortical areas during verbal thinking

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The aim of this study was to investigate an interaction between frontal and left temporo-parietal cortices in tasks requiring word association. A new method was used to examine averaged event-related potentials in different frequency bands by calculating correlation coefficients between wavelet curves in distant cortical areas. This method was applied to previous event-related potentials recordings which found successive activation of frontal and left posterior areas [1]. Correlated activity at 17 Hz was observed between frontal and left temporal (Wernicke's) areas prior to full activation of Wernicke's area.


  • Andrey R. Nikolaev
  • George A. Ivanitsky
  • Alexey M. Ivanitsky
  • Michael I. Posner
  • Yalchin G. Abdullaev
External organisations
  • Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychology


  • Beta rhythm, EEG, Event-related potentials, Frontal cortex, Synchronization, Wavelet, Wernicke's area, Word association
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb 2
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes