March 2009
25 February 2014

Years 2-4

October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013
ED 158
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Frontal and Parietal contributions to Visual perception in Humans

Recruited as PostDoc and Part-Time Faculty at the Northeastern University, Boston.

Year 1

Université Pierre et Marie Curie


ENP student Lorena Chanes has advanced our understanding of visual cognition. She manipulated the oscillatory activity of specific frequency bands in the right frontal eye field in order to reveal the role of beta and gamma frequencies in visual cognition. She found that high beta frequencies increased perceptual sensitivity but not response criterion. By contrast, gamma frequencies altered the response criterion but not perceptual sensitivity. For more details on this finding, check out the article at:

Chanes L, et al. Causal frequency-specific contributions of frontal spatiotemporal patterns induced by non-invasive neurostimulation to human visual performance. J Neurosci. 13 March 2013. 33(11): 5000-5005.

Figure 1C from Chanes et al., J Neurosci., 2013. TMS on the frontal eye field: location demonstrated with a 3D model and in structural images of the brain.