Event-related alpha desynchronization in touch - comparing attention and perception

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Silas, J., Tipple, A. and Jones, A. 2019. Event-related alpha desynchronization in touch - comparing attention and perception. Neuroscience Letters. 705, pp. 131-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.04.058
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TitleEvent-related alpha desynchronization in touch - comparing attention and perception
AuthorsSilas, J., Tipple, A. and Jones, A.
Abstract

An event-related decrease in alpha power contralateral to the presentation of a stimulus is now a well-established phenomenon. Two distinct accounts of the functional role of alpha changes are present in the literature that either focus on alpha changes observed during attentional or simple perceptual tasks. This study directly compares tasks that invoke alpha decreases during exogenous, endogenous and perceptual processing. Using a data driven approach to compare alpha changes we show that alpha decreases differ only between exogenous and endogenous attention tasks for only a short time window, 500–600 ms after cue onset. We suggest this indicates a role for alpha in voluntary orientating and stimulus predictability.

KeywordsAttention; Alpha event-related desynchronization; Data-driven; Time-frequency; Somatosensory
LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalNeuroscience Letters
ISSN0304-3940
Electronic1872-7972
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Online28 Apr 2019
Print13 Jul 2019
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Deposited02 May 2019
Submitted05 Mar 2019
Accepted26 Apr 2019
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Copyright: © 2019 Elsevier B.V. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.04.058
Web of Science identifierWOS:000472987000022
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