A Discussion of tACS Literature
The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity
Wolinski, Nina, Nicholas R Cooper, Paul Sauseng, and Vincenzo Romei. 2018. 'The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity', PLoS biology, 16: e2005348.
Summary: Humans have limited capacity to hold information in mind, or working memory. Previous research shows that slower theta oscillations (4-8Hz) correlates with greater working memory capacity. Wolinski et al. delivered tACS at a slower theta frequency and a faster theta frequency. Slower theta frequency tACS improves working memory capacity relative to faster theta frequency tACS.
Contributed by: Justin Riddle, PhD
Leave a Reply.
Every week, there are new and exciting scientific papers published on studies that investigated tACS. Reading and understanding these papers unfortunately requires both access to (sometimes quite expensive) scientific journals and in-depth "insider knowledge." Our goal is to share with you brief summaries of tACS studies that give you a big-picture idea of what the publications are about. There are too many studies to feature all of them but we will continuously update this page. If you have a specific study you would like to get featured, please contact us. The contributors are personnel from the Frohlich Lab and the Carolina Center for Neurostimulation.