Shaping the excitability of human motor cortex with premotor rTMS.

  title={Shaping the excitability of human motor cortex with premotor rTMS.},
  author={Vincenzo Rizzo and Hartwig R. Siebner and Nicola Modugno and Alessandra Pesenti and Alexander M{\"u}nchau and Willibald Gerschlager and Robert M. Webb and John C. Rothwell},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={554 Pt 2},
Recent studies have shown that low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to the left dorsal premotor cortex has a lasting influence on the excitability of specific neuronal subpopulations in the ipsilateral primary motor hand area (M1(HAND)). Here we asked how these premotor to motor interactions are shaped by the intensity and frequency of rTMS and the orientation of the stimulating coil. We confirmed that premotor rTMS at 1 Hz and an intensity of 90% active motor… CONTINUE READING


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