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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Investigation of the Frontoparietal Attention Network

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dc.contributor.advisor Wiener, Martin Shelp, Adam K
dc.creator Shelp, Adam K 2019-04-25 2019-07-02T00:24:57Z 2019-07-02T00:24:57Z
dc.description.abstract Dynamic Attending Theory (DAT) suggests that, due to its exorbitant energy requirements, attention regularly oscillates such that an individual experiences high and low energetic states during sustained attending that lead to high and low mental presences, respectively. Attention research is largely focused on endogenous temporal orienting, however, so little is known about the neural mechanisms underlying exogenous orienting as specified by DAT. We used TBS to inhibit the right ventral intraparietal sulcus and right anterior temporoparietal junction during a dynamic attending task to directly observe their roles in attentional entrainment. We found a significant effect of Foreperiod, but likely due to low sample size, we found no significance of IOI, the interaction between the two, or stimulation site. These findings warrant additional research, to determine how inhibition compares to a control site and to increase power in the hopes of replicating the results of Sanabria, Capizzi, and Correa (2011).
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject attention en_US
dc.subject Dynamic Attending Theory en_US
dc.subject frontoparietal attention network en_US
dc.subject transcranial magnetic stimulation en_US
dc.subject right anterior temporoparietal junction en_US
dc.subject right ventral intraparietal sulcus en_US
dc.title Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Investigation of the Frontoparietal Attention Network en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Psychology en_US Master's en_US Psychology en_US George Mason University en_US

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