Spontaneous Neural Oscillations Bias Perception by Modulating Baseline Excitability.

@article{Iemi2017SpontaneousNO,
  title={Spontaneous Neural Oscillations Bias Perception by Modulating Baseline Excitability.},
  author={Luca Iemi and Maximilien Chaumon and S{\'e}bastien M. Crouzet and Niko A. Busch},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={807-819}
}
The brain exhibits organized fluctuations of neural activity, even in the absence of tasks or sensory input. A prominent type of such spontaneous activity is the alpha rhythm, which influences perception and interacts with other ongoing neural activity. It is currently hypothesized that states of decreased prestimulus α oscillations indicate enhanced neural excitability, resulting in improved perceptual acuity. Nevertheless, it remains debated how changes in excitability manifest at the… CONTINUE READING

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