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Data from: Occipital alpha activity during stimulus processing gates the information flow to object-selective cortex

Johanna M. Zumer, René Scheeringa, Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, David G. Norris & Ole Jensen
Given the limited processing capabilities of the sensory system, it is essential that attended information is gated to downstream areas, whereas unattended information is blocked. While it has been proposed that alpha band (8–13 Hz) activity serves to route information to downstream regions by inhibiting neuronal processing in task-irrelevant regions, this hypothesis remains untested. Here we investigate how neuronal oscillations detected by electroencephalography in visual areas during working memory encoding serve to gate information reflected...

Data from: Human children rely more on social information than chimpanzees

Edwin J. C. Van Leeuwen, Josep Call & Daniel B. M. Haun
Human societies are characterized by more cultural diversity than chimpanzee communities. However, it is currently unclear what mechanism might be driving this difference. Since reliance on social information is a pivotal characteristic of culture, we investigated individual and social information reliance in children and chimpanzees. We repeatedly presented subjects with a reward-retrieval task on which they had collected conflicting individual and social information of equal accuracy in counterbalanced order. While both species relied mostly on...

Registration Year

  • 2014

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  • Dataset


  • Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • University of St Andrews