Interaction between the electrical stimulation of a face-selective area and the perception of face stimuli

Sang Chul Chong, Shinho Jo, Kyung Mi Park, Eun Yeon Joo, Min Joo Lee, Seung Chyul Hong, Seung Bong Hong

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We electrically stimulated the face-selective area in epileptic patients while they were performing a face-categorization task. Face categorization was interfered by electrical stimulation but was restored by increasing the visual signal. More importantly, face-categorization interference by electrical stimulation was confined to face-selective electrodes, and the amount of interference was positively correlated with the sensitivity of the face-selective electrodes. These results strongly support the hypothesis that the face-selective area has a direct causal link to face perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 5


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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