We are interested in all aspects of vision and visual perception studied in the healthy and in the pathological brain. In particular we use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to study the mechanisms of intracortical inhibition and excitation that guide human response to visual stimuli and perceptual decision making.
Our overarching goal is to determine what cortical areas are necessary for tasks of visual attention and visual integration in space and time. All these functions can be severely impaired in cerebral lesion patients. Therefore our main goal is to develop new techniques of rehabilitation using TMS and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).