Visual deprivation effects on human motor cortex excitability.

@article{LenSarmiento2005VisualDE,
  title={Visual deprivation effects on human motor cortex excitability.},
  author={Fidias Eugenio Le{\'o}n-Sarmiento and William Bara-Jimenez and Eric M. Wassermann},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={389 1},
  pages={17-20}
}
Single and paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) were applied to the motor cortex of 12 healthy volunteers, who were instructed to relax under eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions with room lights on and after 30 min of blindfolding. Compared to the eyes-open condition, significantly larger motor-evoked potentials and less intracortical inhibition were observed during blindfolding. Visual deafferentation changes resting human motor cortex excitability and might be a novel way to… CONTINUE READING
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