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Title: Probing visual consciousness with transcranial magnetic stimulation
Author: Allen, Christopher P. G.
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis explores the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on conscious perception and visual processing. Chapter 1 addresses issues of experimental design. Two broad classes of TMS intervention were used and are reported in separate chapters. Chapter 2 involves repetitive ‘off-line’ TMS combined with neuroimaging techniques. Chapter 3 employs ‘on-line’ TMS applied with temporal specificity to track the passage of information through early visual cortex. Chapter 4 is a general discussion primarily concerned with the issues encountered experiments oriented towards consciousness.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry