Paper of the Month, April 2020(Vaadia's Lab)

Phase-Specific Microstimulation Differentially Modulates Beta Oscillations and Affects Behavior

Authors: Oren Peles, Uri Werner-Reiss, Hagai Bergman, Zvi Israel, Eilon Vaadia


Published in Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 8, 2020



Peles et al. show that motor cortex Beta oscillations can be differentially modulated by combined neural operant conditioning and phase-specific intracortical microstimulation. Successfully manipulating this frequency band paves the way to understanding its functional role and to development of clinical tools for treating brain diseases, including Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.