MEG

Magnetoencephalography at the CCNi

Schyns PG, Thut G, Gross J. Cracking the code of oscillatory activity. Plos Biology 2011, in press

Our recent paper is now in the 'Most viewed' section of PloS Biology and has received about 2000 views in 2 weeks.

"Cracking the code of oscillatory activity."

This paper is just out in Brain Res Rev

Brain Res Rev. 2011 Apr 28.

The role of alpha oscillations in temporal attention.

Hanslmayr S, Gross J, Klimesch W, Shapiro KL.

This paper provides evidence for the enhancement of naturally occurring brain oscillations by rhythmic TMS.

It is highlighted under 'Research highlights' in the latest issue of Current Biology.

Rhythmic TMS drives brain oscillations

  • Rhythmic TMS bursts drive underlying brain rhythms
  • This generates frequency- and site-specific patterns of oscillatory activity
  • The enhanced rhythms reproduce natural brain oscillations
  • A new mechanism of TMS action on brain activity and behavior has been revealed

This paper provides evidence for discrete perception

It is highlighted under 'Research highlights' in the latest issue of Current Biology.

Sounds Reset Rhythms of Visual Cortex and Corresponding Human Visual Perception

  • Sound modulates visual perception by phase-locking occipital alpha phase
  • Visual perception cocycles with the phase alignment of occipital alpha oscillations
  • Alpha rhythm causally shapes perception in a periodic fashion
  • Occipital alpha phase indexes excitability of visual areas