Front Hum Neurosci 2021 22;15:658723. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
Department of Psychology, NeuroMI - Milan Center for Neuroscience, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
Starting from the early 2000s, (PAS) protocols have been used in humans to study brain connectivity in motor and sensory networks by exploiting the intrinsic properties of timing-dependent cortical plasticity. In the last 10 years, PAS have also been developed to investigate the plastic properties of complex cerebral systems, such as the frontal ones, with promising results. In the present work, we review the most recent advances of this technique, focusing on protocols targeting frontal cortices to investigate connectivity and its plastic properties, subtending high-order cognitive functions like memory, decision-making, attentional, or emotional processing. Read More