The effect of coil type and limb dominance in the assessment of lower-limb motor cortex excitability using TMS

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Clinical application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has rapidly increased but the majority of studies have targeted upper limb muscles, with few exploring the lower-limb. Differences of coil choice have added to methodological difficulties of lower-limb studies and have challenged consistent interpretation of these parameters. The aims of this study were to determine the optimal coil choice for assessing lower-limb cortical excitability and assess laterality of normal cortical function.

ThanujaDharmadasa,José M.Matamala,James Howells,Neil G.Simon, Steve Vucic, Matthew C.Kiernan.

Neurocience Letters

abril 23, 2019

DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2019.01.050

Investigador BNI: Dr. José Manuel Matamala (MD, PhD)