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Whether a stimulus is perceived is suggested to depend on the amount or strength of the sensory signal. This idea has received support from a recent study which found that, when neural activation in the frontal eye fields was boosted by magnetic stimulation, the observers' detection performance on a visual task improved.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2004.03.024

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

06/04/2004

Volume

14

Pages

R279 - R281

Keywords

Awareness, Humans, Magnetics, Photic Stimulation, Visual Cortex, Visual Fields, Visual Perception