Conscious awareness of retrieval: An exploration of the cortical connectivity

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A review of the patterns of brain activation observed in implicit and explicit memory tasks indicates that during conscious retrieval studied items are first retrieved nonconsciously and are retained in a buffer at the extrastriate cortex. It also indicates that the awareness of the retrieved item is made possible by the activation of a reentrant signaling loop between the extrastriate and left prefrontal cortices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Awareness
  • Conscious
  • Consciousness
  • Extrastriate-frontal loop
  • Memory
  • Nonconscious

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology (medical)


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