Dipoppa and Gutkin propose a model of working memory in which gamma-beta oscillations gates access, theta oscillations protects working memory from distractions, and alpha oscillations clears out old memories.
This is consistent with our observations that beta helps from ensembles for rules held in working memory while alpha clears out a dominant ensemble so that a weaker one can be used:
Buschman, T.J., Denovellis, E.L., Diogo, C., Bullock, D. and Miller, E.K. (2012) Synchronous oscillatory neural ensembles for rules in the prefrontal cortex. Neuron, 76: 838-846. View PDF
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