Attenuation in detection of somatosensory stimuli by transcranial magnetic stimulation.

@article{Cohen1991AttenuationID,
  title={Attenuation in detection of somatosensory stimuli by transcranial magnetic stimulation.},
  author={Leonardo G. Cohen and Stefania Bandinelli and Susumu Sato and Conrad Kufta and Mark Hallett},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={366-76}
}
Effects of magnetic stimulation (MS) of the scalp and direct cortical electrical stimulation on detection of an electrical stimulus to the index finger (S1) were studied in 7 normal volunteers and a patient with epilepsy. Detection of somatosensory stimuli was attenuated when MS was delivered 200 msec before S1, was blocked when MS was delivered simultaneously to and 20 msec after S1, and was fully recovered when MS was delivered 200 msec after S1. This effect showed topographic specificity… CONTINUE READING