Kundu et al recorded EEG from humans during a short-term memory task.  They found fronto-parietal coherence in different frequencies were associated with different memory functions.  Alpha coherence was associated with maintenance of the information in memory.  By contrast, the top-down filtering of distractions was associated with beta coherence.  This adds to mounting evidence that specific frequency bands are associated with specific types of cortical processing like, for example, beta and top-down control.

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