Effect of the inhibitory phenomenon following magnetic stimulation of cortex on brainstem motor neuron excitability and on the cortical control of brainstem reflexes.

@article{Leis1993EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the inhibitory phenomenon following magnetic stimulation of cortex on brainstem motor neuron excitability and on the cortical control of brainstem reflexes.},
  author={Arturo A. Leis and Markus Kofler and Dobrivoje S. Stokic and Gert Grubwieser and J S Delapasse},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={1993},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={1351-8}
}
We studied the effect of the inhibitory phenomenon following transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on brainstem motor neuron excitability and on the cortical control of brainstem reflexes in 5 normal subjects. The R1 component of the blink reflex assessed excitability of the facial nucleus during the period of post-TMS inhibition (experiment 1). TMS effect on the cortical control of brainstem reflexes was assessed by delivery of a stimulus that was less than or equal to the threshold for the… CONTINUE READING