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

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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.
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10.1038/nn1400

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
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Nature neuroscience More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
276-277
Publication date:
2005-03-01
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
Language:
English
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pubs:311425
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uuid:6c751d21-ae8c-4222-8cd0-e993d06e9ecf
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pubs:311425
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311425
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2013-11-16

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