Brain Stimulation

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.

Research Activities

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).

Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, Palazzo Fedrigotti, Corso Bettini 31, 38068 Rovereto (TN) Tel. 0464 808696 Fax. 0464 808710 Copyright © 2013
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) Via Morego, 30 16163 Genova, Italy. Tel: +39 010 71781. C.F. 97329350587 - P.I. 09198791007

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