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Information-Based Approaches of Noninvasive Transcranial Brain Stimulation

Romei, V and Thut, G and Silvanto, J (2016) 'Information-Based Approaches of Noninvasive Transcranial Brain Stimulation.' Trends in Neurosciences, 39 (11). 782 - 795. ISSN 0166-2236

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Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Progress in cognitive neuroscience relies on methodological developments to increase the specificity of knowledge obtained regarding brain function. For example, in functional neuroimaging the current trend is to study the type of information carried by brain regions rather than simply compare activation levels induced by task manipulations. In this context noninvasive transcranial brain stimulation (NTBS) in the study of cognitive functions may appear coarse and old fashioned in its conventional uses. However, in their multitude of parameters, and by coupling them with behavioral manipulations, NTBS protocols can reach the specificity of imaging techniques. Here we review the different paradigms that have aimed to accomplish this in both basic science and clinical settings and follow the general philosophy of information-based approaches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:11
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17732

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