Title: rTMS of the occipital cortex abolishes Braille reading and repetition priming in blind subjects
Authors: Kupers, R ×
Pappens, Meike
de Noordhout, A. Maertens
Schoenen, J
Ptito, M
Fumal, A #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Lippincott williams & wilkins
Series Title: Neurology vol:68 issue:9 pages:691-693
Abstract: To study the functional involvement of the visual cortex in Braille reading, we applied repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over midoccipital (MOC) and primary somatosensory (SI) cortex in blind subjects. After rTMS of MOC, but not SI, subjects made significantly more errors and showed an abolishment of the improvement in reading speed following repetitive presentation of the same word list, suggesting a role of the visual cortex in repetition priming in the blind.
ISSN: 0028-3878
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Health Psychology
× corresponding author
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