Enhancement of visual selection during transient disruption of parietal cortex

Chambers, CD, Stokes, MG, Janko, NE and Mattingley, JB (2006) Enhancement of visual selection during transient disruption of parietal cortex. Brain Research, 1097 149-155. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2006.04.084

Author Chambers, CD
Stokes, MG
Janko, NE
Mattingley, JB
Title Enhancement of visual selection during transient disruption of parietal cortex
Journal name Brain Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-8993
Publication date 2006-01-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2006.04.084
Open Access Status
Volume 1097
Start page 149
End page 155
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier Science Bv
Language eng
Abstract Selective attention is critical for guiding human behavior. Recent theories have described the process of attention as a biased competition between sensory inputs, but questions remain concerning the anatomical basis of these competitive mechanisms. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, we found that disruption of the right parietal cortex improved the perception of relevant stimuli in competitive visual displays. This enhancement of selective attention is consistent with previous observations and suggests a crucial role of the superior parietal lobule and supramarginal gyrus in mediating competition between visual inputs. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Neurosciences
selective attention
transcranial magnetic stimulation
parietal cortex
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Clinical Ct-scan
Spatial Attention
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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