Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University


Colloquium 212

Speaker Kaoru Amano (Senior Researcher(Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.))
Title Alpha oscillations as a clock for visual processing
Date Thu., June 6, 2019, 12:15~13:00
Place 2F Seminar room, BioSystems Building
Host Name:Takahisa Taguchi(CiNet)        
Tel :080-9098-3228
Language Japanese

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Alpha oscillations as a clock for visual processing

We have been trying to reveal the neural causes of human visual perception and behavior. Among these techniques, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) is a promising tool to manipulate neural oscillations such as alpha or beta oscillations. In this seminar, I will introduce a study in which we developed a technique to decrease or increase the alpha frequency by tACS, and found that alpha oscillations determine the timing of visual processing.