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Publication Detail
Connections to motor cortex from other areas of the brain studied with transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Rothwell JC
  • Publication date:
    01/01/2002
  • Pagination:
    45, 52
  • Journal:
    International Congress Series
  • Volume:
    1226
  • Issue:
    C
  • Status:
    Published
  • Print ISSN:
    0531-5131
Abstract
This chapter reviews some of the connections to the motor cortex that have been studied in humans using the technique of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). In all cases a double pulse design has been used in which one stimulus is used to evaluate the excitability of the motor cortex at different times, after another stimulus has been given over a different site in order to activate connections between the two areas. Interhemispheric, cortico-cortical and cerebello-cortical effects are described. The first two have been shown to be task-sensitive and specifically affected in patients with neurological diseases such as epilepsy and movement disorders. © 2002, Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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