Motor Cortical Stimulation in Man
Magnetic stimulation can be regarded as a convenient way of getting electric current to flow within the brain. As such, it might be expected to be very similar to conventional methods of brain stimulation using external electric stimuli. However, from a physiological standpoint, there is an important difference between the two techniques. Magnetic and electric stimulation induce different directions of current flow within the brain, and this can have an important influence on which neuronal elements are activated preferentially.
KeywordsConditioning Stimulus Motor Cortex Test Stimulus Pyramidal Neurone Magnetic Stimulation
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