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An Investigation of multisensory integration: Does peak occipital beta frequency directly influence the Flash Tap illusion?

Cooke, Jason C (2016) An Investigation of multisensory integration: Does peak occipital beta frequency directly influence the Flash Tap illusion? Masters thesis, University of Essex.

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Abstract

Building upon a previous project this research looks to investigate a proposed relationship between the peak frequency of occipital beta and the temporal binding window (Cooke, Gillmeister, Romei & Wilson, In preparation) for the Flash Tap illusion first proposed by Violentyev, Shimojo and Shams (2005). Seventeen participants from the University of Essex underwent a TMS protocol in order to experimentally reduce their peak occipital beta frequency. Measurements for the temporal window were investigated Pre- and Post-TMS in order to ascertain whether changing the peak beta frequency also directly resulted in a change in temporal binding window size. Post-TMS beta frequencies were found to be significantly reduced compared to Pre-TMS measurements. Similarly, Post-TMS measurements of the temporal window were found to be significantly greater than Pre-TMS measurements. This suggests that in addition to a correlation between the two values peak occipital beta frequencies may directly influence individual temporal binding windows for the Flash Tap illusion.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jason Cooke
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 10:05
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 10:05
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17961

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