28 Jan 2014
January 28, 2014
Wutz et al used a visual forward-masking paradigm (mask then target) to study the neural basis of visual perception. The mask sometimes interfered with perception of the target. Higher beta power before the mask was associated with incorrect perception of the target. Evoked alpha phase reset was associated with correct target perception. This shows how oscillatory dynamics may play a role in carving successive visual inputs into separate perceptions.
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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. ekmillerlab.mit.edu