Table 2.

Discrimination task: Mean proportions of different responses to across- and within-category pairs in pre- and post-rTMS conditions (±SE)

Across-categoryWithin-category
PrePostPrePost
Lip (experiment 1a)
    /ba/–/da/0.73 (0.11)0.58 (0.10)0.20 (0.08)0.24 (0.10)
    /ka/–/ga/0.78 (0.11)0.84 (0.05)0.08 (0.02)0.12 (0.03)
Hand (experiment 1b)
    /ba/–/da/0.71 (0.10)0.76 (0.08)0.16 (0.03)0.10 (0.05)
    /ka/–/ga/0.78 (0.06)0.71 (0.06)0.11 (0.04)0.13 (0.04)
Lip (experiment 2)
    /pa/–/ta/0.70 (0.07)0.53 (0.10)0.12 (0.04)0.10 (0.03)
    /da/–/ga/0.62 (0.08)0.65 (0.08)0.19 (0.06)0.15 (0.04)
  • The proportion of different responses provides a measure of discriminability of stimuli. The across-category stimuli were discriminated more accurately than within-category stimuli. Bold indicates significant change from pre- to post-rTMS condition (p < 0.01).