A Discussion of tACS Literature
Slow theta tACS of the right parietal cortex enhances contralateral visual working memory capacity
Bender, Monika, Vincenzo Romei, and Paul Sauseng. 2019. 'Slow theta tACS of the right parietal cortex enhances contralateral visual working memory capacity', Brain topography, 32: 477-81.
Summary: The brain is wired such that the right side of the brain processes the left side of space. Bender et al. delivered slow theta frequency tACS focally to the right hemisphere during a working memory task. Visual items to be encoded into memory are presented in the left or right visual field. Participants that received slow theta to the right parietal cortex showed increased working memory capacity only for memory items on the left visual field.
Contributed by: Justin Riddle, PhD
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