We determined the changes and responses in the electroencephalogram (EEG) induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the scalp of five healthy men. The center of a circular coil was positioned at the vertex, and 80 stimulations were administered clockwise with the maximum output of electric current. To reduce stimulus artifacts, we created a circuit that blocked the input for 150 ms after stimulation. EEGs were recorded from F3,4, C3,4, P3,4, and T3,4. The following results were obtained: (1) slowing of the EEG was observed immediately (150 m) after each stimulation. The incidence of changes ranged from 25-80%; their duration ranged from 200-600 ms. (2) Electroencephalographic responses in the averaged form appeared as gentle positive waves. In some subjects and leads, 1 to 3 negative peaks were fused. The methods used in the present study may be useful in evaluating the sensitivity to TMS of patients with stroke and other types of brain injury.
|ジャーナル||Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1997 8月 1|
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