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Professor Michael Schmid
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© 2018, The Author(s). Recent research indicates that attentional stimulus selection could be a rhythmic process. In monkey, neurons in V4 and IT exhibit rhythmic spiking activity in the theta range in response to a stimulus. When two stimuli are presented together, the rhythmic neuronal responses to each occur in anti-phase, a result indicative of competitive interactions. In addition, it was recently demonstrated that these alternating oscillations in monkey V4 modulate the speed of saccadic responses to a target flashed on one of the two competing stimuli. Here, we replicate a similar behavioral task in humans (7 participants, each performed 4000 trials) and report a pattern of results consistent with the monkey findings: saccadic response times fluctuate in the theta range (6 Hz), with opposite phase for targets flashed on distinct competing stimuli.
Author(s): Chota S, Luo C, Crouzet SM, Boyer L, Kienitz R, Schmid MC, Van Rullen R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Scientific Reports
Online publication date: 26/10/2018
Acceptance date: 09/10/2018
Date deposited: 13/11/2018
ISSN (electronic): 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
PubMed id: 30367113
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