Coil design for real and sham transcranial magnetic stimulation [In Process Citation]
Ruohonen J; Ollikainen M; Nikouline V; Virtanen J; Ilmoniemi RJ
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2000 Feb;47(2):145-8 [MEDLINE record in process]

ABSTRACT:
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Can Be Used To
Excite The Human Cortex Noninvasively. TMS Also
Activates Scalp Muscles And Sensory Receptors;
Additionally, The Loud Sound From The Stimulating Coil
Activates Auditory Pathways. These Side Effects Complicate
The Interpretation Of The Results Of TMS Studies. For
Control Experiments, We Have Designed A Coil That Can
Produce Both Real And Sham Stimulation Without Moving The
Coil. The Sham TMS Is Similar To The Real TMS, Except For
The Different Relative Direction Of The Currents In The Two
Loops Of The Figure-of-eight Coil. While The Real TMS
Elicited Activation Of Hand Muscles, Sham TMS Had No
Such Effect; However, The Auditory-evoked Potentials Were
Similar.
ADDITIONAL MESH
HEADINGS:
2000/03
2000/18 09:00
LANGUAGES:
Eng

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