Strengthening functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation

Emilio Chiappini, Juha Silvanto, Paul B. Hibbard, Alessio Avenanti, Vincenzo Romei

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Utilising the Hebbian principle of synaptic plasticity, Chiappini et al. developed a protocol for selectively strengthening specific neural connections within the human V5-to-V1 pathway. State-dependent TMS boosted visual sensitivity to specific motion directions, indicative of selective targeting of functionally specific neural pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R735-R736
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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