Non-invasive brain stimulation targeting the right fusiform gyrus selectively increases working memory for faces.

@article{Bruny2017NoninvasiveBS,
  title={Non-invasive brain stimulation targeting the right fusiform gyrus selectively increases working memory for faces.},
  author={Tad T. Bruny{\'e} and J. M. Moran and Amanda Holmes and Caroline R. Mahoney and Holly A. Taylor},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={113},
  pages={32-39}
}
The human extrastriate cortex contains a region critically involved in face detection and memory, the right fusiform gyrus. The present study evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) targeting this anatomical region would selectively influence memory for faces versus non-face objects (houses). Anodal tDCS targeted the right fusiform gyrus (Brodmann's Area 37), with the anode at electrode site PO10, and cathode at FP2. Two stimulation conditions were compared in a… CONTINUE READING