Publications of the TMS Laboratory
Géza Gergely Ambrus, Catarina Amado, Laura Krohn, Gyula Kovács
Brain Structure and Function Volume 224, Issue 1, pp 149–157, January 2019
To test if the OFA is sensitive to sematic information we implemented a cross-domain, name-face priming paradigm in a state-dependent TMS study. Volunteers performed a familiarity decision task for target face images preceded by primes that were congruent, incongruent or the character string 'XXXXX'. TMS of the rOFA reduced the behavioral disadvantage of incongruent primes, while performance in the congruent and no prime conditions remained intact. This suggests the existence of neural populations in the rOFA that take part in the semantic processing of identity, probably in interplay with other nodes in the extended face network.
Géza Gergely Ambrus, Karolina Janacsek, Anna B. C. Trimborn, Gyula Kovács, Dezső Németh
In line with the predictions of a competitive relationship between DLPFC functions and statistical learning, the DLPFC stimulation group showed better performance compared to the sham group after the 24-hour consolidation period. This finding suggests that the disruption of DLPFC induced qualitative changes in picking up statistical regularities during learning that became salient in behavior after a stabilization period.
Géza Gergely Ambrus, Maria Dotzer, Stefan R. Schweinberger, Gyula Kovács
Brain Structure and Function
Volume 222, Issue 9, December 2017, Pages 4271-4282
Géza Gergely Ambrus, Fabienne Windel, A. Mike Burton, Gyula Kovács
NeuroImage Volume 148, 1 March 2017, Pages 212–218
Mareike Grotheer, Géza Gergely Ambrus, Gyula Kovács
NeuroImage Volume 132, 15 May 2016, Pages 314-319