This study shows oscillatory synchrony between different frontal lobe areas  during preparatory focusing of attention.  Interestingly, the same neurons participated in attention and motor networks, only at different frequencies.  This is further evidence that rhythmic synchrony may allow neurons to multiplex their functions.
Totah et al Cerebral Cortex 2013

Miller Lab work cited:
Buschman, T.J. and Miller, E.K. (2007) Top-down versus bottom-up control of attention in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices. Science. 315: 1860-1862  The Scientist’s “Hot Paper” for October 2009. View PDF »

Siegel, M., Warden, M.R., and Miller, E.K. (2009) Phase-dependent neuronal coding of objects in short-term memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 21341-21346. View PDF »

Miller, E.K. and Cohen, J.D. (2001) An integrative theory of prefrontal cortex function. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 24:167-202.  Designated a Current Classic by Thomson Scientific as among the most cited papers in Neuroscience and Behavior. View PDF »

Rainer, G., Rao, S.C., and Miller, E.K. (1999)  Prospective coding for objects in the primate prefrontal cortex.  Journal of Neuroscience, 19:5493-5505. View PDF »


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The Miller Lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior.