Information-based approaches of noninvasive transcranial brain stimulation

Romei, V., Thut, G. and Silvanto, J. (2016) Information-based approaches of noninvasive transcranial brain stimulation. Trends in Neurosciences, 39(11), pp. 782-795. (doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.09.001) (PMID:27697295)

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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:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thut, Professor Gregor and Romei, Dr Vincenzo
Authors: Romei, V., Thut, G., and Silvanto, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Trends in Neurosciences
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1878-108X
Published Online:30 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Trends in Neurosciences 39(11): 782-795
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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597911Natural and modulated neural communication: State-dependent decoding and driving of human Brain OscillationsGregor ThutWellcome Trust (WELLCOME)098434/Z/12/ZINP - CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROIMAGING