Koji Aono

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Previous research has shown that low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the primary motor area and supplementary motor area can reduce L-dopa-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease; however, it involved only patients with peak-dose or diphasic dyskinesia. We report a case of a patient with severely painful off-period dystonia in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in various sensory functions after low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in healthy subjects. METHODS A Neurometer® CPT/C was used to measure current perception threshold (CPT) values at frequencies of 2000, 250, and 5 Hz in the left index finger to assess the tactile sense, fast pain, and slow(More)
OBJECTIVE Changes in cortical excitability during motor imagery were investigated in order to reveal the effect of hand dominance. During motor imagery, motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were recorded from the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle of the dominant hand using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). METHODS Twelve healthy right-handed(More)
OBJECTIVE Relation between cortical excitability and magnitudes of event-related dysynchronizaton (ERD) has not been clarified. This study was investigated that relationshp between cortical excitability and ERD magnitudes in healthy subjects and stroke patients. METHODS Ten healthy subjects and four patients with stroke participated in this study. EEGs(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to reveal whether corticobulbar projection to the suprahyoid muscles (SHM) is contralateral or bilateral. METHODS Thirty-nine healthy subjects between 27 and 77 years of age participated. All subjects underwent transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in both cerebral hemispheres using surface EMG recording in(More)
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