On 18th/19th January 2018, the workshop “Perturbing and Enhancing Perception and Action using Oscillatory Neural Stimulation” (PEPA ON Stimulation) took place at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge, UK.
Oscillatory brain activity may provide a fundamental mechanism for coordinating neural activity with the continuous sensory stream or for efficient “communication” between distant brain regions. However, there is a lack of robust evidence that demonstrates a causal rather than epiphenomenal role for neural oscillations. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) provide important methods for perturbing or enhancing neural oscillations so as to demonstrate a causal role of neural oscillations in perception and action. The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers and to improve our knowledge of the effect of these brain stimulation methods on neural activity. Presentations will explore new measures of their impact on neural oscillations, perception and action. Some of the talks and posters presented at the workshop can be found here.