TMS effect on visual search task.

Sheng Ge, Akira Matsuoka, Shoogo Ueno, Keiji Iramina

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In this study, we examined the temporal aspects of the right posterior parietal cortex in easy feature and hard feature "pop-out" visual searches using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The transcranial magnetic stimulations were applied over the right posterior parietal cortex of subjects. Subjects received 4 tests which the TMS onset times were set as 100, 150, 200 and 250 msec after visual stimulus presentation. We found that, when SOA=150 msec, compared to no-TMS condition, There was a significant elevation in response time when the TMS pluses were applied. However for the other SOA cases, there was no significant difference between TMS and no-TMS conditions. Therefore, we considered that "pop-out" visual search was processed in the right posterior parietal cortex at about 150 msec after stimulus present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118-1120
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics


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