Fancies and Fallacies of Spatial Sampling With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

  title={Fancies and Fallacies of Spatial Sampling With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)},
  author={Luigi Cattaneo},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  • L. Cattaneo
  • Published 5 July 2018
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in Psychology
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a procedure by which an electrical field is induced in the brain. The ensuing extracellular electrical current determines supra-threshold depolarization of the neuronal membrane, ultimately resulting in action potentials. Inductor coils with appropriate shapes produce peaks in the induced magnetic field that result in induced electrical fields that are referred to as “focal” because their size is over two magnitudes smaller than the cortical surface… 

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