Utilizing tACS and fNIRS to Investigate Human Sensory Adaptation.

Utilizing Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation and Functional Neuroimaging to Investigate Human Sensory Adaptation.

Sensory adaptation is the reduction of neural activity after repeated exposure to a stimulus. In a recent study, Kar et al. (2019) found that implementation of 10Hz-tACS to the human middle temporal cortex (hMT+) decreased sensory adaptation and increased functional connectivity. We explain the relevance of neuroimaging utilization with tACS and suggest different methods. Additionally, future directions are provided by introducing task-relevant oscillatory frequencies for tACS related to other sensory processes that undergo adaptation.

PMID: 32667231 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

J Neurophysiol. 2020 Jul 15;:

Authors: Meehan CE, Spooner R




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