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Magnetically induced phosphenes in sighted, blind and blindsighted observers.

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Direct stimulation of visual cortex can produce illusory flashes of light, called phosphenes. Here we describe the spatial and motion properties of phosphenes produced by transcranial magnetic stimulation in normal subjects and in two subjects with peripheral or cortical blindness. The totally retinally blind subject experienced normal phosphenes, apart from their concentration in the centre of the visual field, whereas the hemianopic subject, lacking area V1, did not experience phosphenes wh...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Neuroreport
Volume:
11
Issue:
14
Pages:
3269-3273
Publication date:
2000-09-05
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EISSN:
1473-558X
ISSN:
0959-4965
URN:
uuid:841e13f0-4ba1-4aa5-bd36-a96f2e0b4655
Source identifiers:
24329
Local pid:
pubs:24329

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