Testing the activation-orientation account of spatial attentional asymmetries using transcranial direct current stimulation.

@article{Loftus2012TestingTA,
  title={Testing the activation-orientation account of spatial attentional asymmetries using transcranial direct current stimulation.},
  author={Andrea Mary Loftus and Mike E.R. Nicholls},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={2573-6}
}
The general population shows an attentional bias to the left, known as pseudoneglect. This bias is thought to be driven by higher levels of activation in right parietal areas. Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to manipulate activation, this study examined whether tDCS over the left and right posterior parietal cortices (PPC) affects pseudoneglect. Normal participants received tDCS over the left or right PPCs (15 in each group). Pseudoneglect was measured using the greyscales… CONTINUE READING