Transcranial magnetic stimulation to right parietal cortex modifies the attentional blink

Adam C G Cooper, Glyn W. Humphreys, Johan Hulleman, Peter Praamstra, Mark Georgeson

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    136 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    The 'attentional blink' (AB) reflects a limitation in the ability to identify multiple items in a stream of rapidly presented information. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), applied to a site over the right posterior parietal cortex, reduced the magnitude of the AB to visual stimuli, whilst no effect of rTMS was found when stimulation took place at a control site. The data confirm that the posterior parietal cortex may play a critical role in temporal as well as spatial aspects of visual attention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-29
    Number of pages5
    JournalExperimental brain research
    Volume155
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

    Keywords

    • Attentional blink
    • Posterior parietal cortex
    • Right parietal cortex
    • Right posterior parietal cortex
    • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
    • Visual stimuli

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Transcranial magnetic stimulation to right parietal cortex modifies the attentional blink'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this