Global shape processing deficits are amplified by temporal masking in migraine

Doreen Wagner, Velitchko Manahilov, Gael Gordon, Gunter Loffler

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Individuals with migraine show subtle defects in a range of visual tasks compared to nonmigraineurs. Increased neuronal noise can account for some of these deficits. To examine the generality of increased noise in migraine, masking effects were compared in migraineurs and headache-free controls using a shape discrimination task, thought to involve processing in extrastriate cortical areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1160-1168
Number of pages9
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013



  • migraine
  • visual cortex
  • contrast sensitivity

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