Investigating Perceptual Awareness by means of Phosphenes

Dra Chiara Mazzi


Despite the increasing efforts over the last decades, many questions about the nature of perceptual awareness still remain unanswered. TMS over visually responsive areas is known to elicit phosphenes, i.e. the visual experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eyes. Importantly, their generation and processing seem to resemble that of real external stimuli making them a perfect tool to directly study conscious visual processing both in healthy participants and neurological patients.


Skills and Expertise:
Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science,
Cognitive Psychology,
Vision Science,
Visual Attention,
Cognitive Neuropsychology,
Event-Related Potentials.

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