Attending to local form while ignoring global aspects depends on handedness: Evidence from TMS

Carmel Mevorach*, Glyn W. Humphreys, Lilach Shalev

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Abstract

Our perceptions of the whole and of the parts of a visual stimulus are mediated by different brain regions. We used low-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to show for the first time that opposite, homologous regions in the two hemispheres are involved in attending to local parts for left-and right-handed individuals. The brain regions that focus on the 'trees' while ignoring the 'forest' are switched as a function of handedness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-277
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

Funding

FundersFunder number
Medical Research Council

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