This line of research investigates the nature of phosphenes and scotomata.

Phopshenes are thought to be due to neural excitation while scotomata to neural suppression. Here, we asked whether the two phenomena might both be related to neural excitation.

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Related Publications
  • Knight R, Mazzi C, Savazzi S. (2015). Shining new light on dark percepts: visual sensations induced by TMS. Experimental Brain Research, 233(11): 3125-32.
  • Knight R, Mazzi C, Savazzi S. (2015). Assessing the effects of physical and perceived luminance contrast on RT and TMS-induced percepts. Experimental Brain Research, 233(12): 3527-34.
  • Knight R. Phosphene or scotoma? It’s a matter of definition. Talk presented at the 1st Cognitive Neuroscience Arena for Beginners meeting. Bressanone, Italy, 8-9 January 2013.