Enhancement of inhibitory mechanisms in the motor cortex of patients with cerebellar degeneration: a study with transcranial magnetic brain stimulation.

@article{Wessel1996EnhancementOI,
  title={Enhancement of inhibitory mechanisms in the motor cortex of patients with cerebellar degeneration: a study with transcranial magnetic brain stimulation.},
  author={Karl Wessel and Martin Tegenthoff and Matthias Vorgerd and Vicky R Otto and M. F. Nitschke and J. P. Malin},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={273-80}
}
The excitatory state of the primary motor cortex can be studied by measuring either the postexcitatory inhibition after transcranial magnetic single stimulation (pI-S) or the refractory period with magnetic double stimulation (rP-D). The cerebellum may influence the excitability of the motor cortex by cerebellar inputs and outputs from side loops of transcortical projections. Therefore, we studied pI-S and rP-D in 24 patients with autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia or idiopathic cerebellar… CONTINUE READING

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