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Transcranial Brain Stimulation

1st Edition

Edited by Carlo Miniussi, Walter Paulus, Paolo M. Rossini

CRC Press

465 pages | 59 B/W Illus.

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Since the discovery of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), these non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques have been used to investigate the state of cortical excitability, and the excitability of the cortico-cortical and corticospinal pathways. In addition, these techniques have been found to induce neuroplasticity—a significant breakthrough in our understanding of the brain at work.

Transcranial Brain Stimulation presents a wide range of possible brain stimulation applications and discusses what new information can be gained from using this technique on the dynamics of brain functions, hierarchical organization, and effective connectivity. Implications of recent findings related to the therapeutic application are discussed by an international group of leading experts, who present practical guidance on the use of each technique, and catalog the results of numerous TMS and tES studies on biological and behavioral effects.

Table of Contents

Basic Aspects

Basic Principles and Methodological Aspects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Yiftach Roth and Abraham Zangen

Physiological Basis of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

John C. Rothwell, Martin Sommer, and Vincenzo Di Lazzaro

Cellular and Network Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Insights from Animal Models and Brain Slice

Marom Bikson, Davide Reato, and Asif Rahman

Physiological Basis and Methodological Aspects of Transcranial Electric Stimulation (tDCS, tACS, and tRNS)

Walter Paulus, Andrea Antal, and Michael A. Nitsche

Biophysical Foundations of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Transcranial Electric Stimulation: From Electromagnetic Fields to Neural Response

Timothy A. Wagner and Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda

Patterned Protocols of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Stefan Jun Groiss, Yoshikazu Ugawa, Walter Paulus, and Ying-Zu Huang

Motor Cortical and Corticospinal Measures in Health and Disease

Massimo Cincotta, Angelo Quartarone, and Giovanni Abbruzzese

Neurophysiological (Mainly Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Techniques to Test Functional Neuroanatomy of Cortico-Cortical Connectivity

Paolo M. Rossini and Michael Charles Ridding

Understanding Homeostatic Metaplasticity

Anke Karabanov, Ulf Ziemann, Joseph Classen, and Hartwig Roman Siebner

Methodological Aspects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combined with Neuroimaging

Hanna Mäki and Risto J. Ilmoniemi


Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Stimulation

Luisella Bocchio-Chiavetto, James T.H. Teo, and Binith Cheeran

Imaging-Brain Mapping

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation and Neuroimaging: Novel Ways of Assessing Causal Relationships in Brain Networks

Jacinta O’Shea, Gregor Thut, and Sven Bestmann

Perception and Cognition

Transcranial Magnetic and Electric Stimulation in Perception and Cognition Research

Carlo Miniussi, Géza Gergely Ambrus, Maria Concetta Pellicciari, Vincent Walsh, and Andrea Antal

Therapeutic Applications

Therapeutic Applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation/Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neurology

Anli Liu, Felipe Fregni, Friedhelm C. Hummel, and Alvaro Pascual-Leone


Safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: With a Note on Regulatory Aspects

Simone Rossi

About the Editors

Carlo Miniussi is an Associate Professor of Human Physiology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies, School of Medicine, University of Brescia, Italy.

Walter Paulus is a Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at Georg-August University in Gottingen, Germany.

Paolo M. Rossini is a Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Campus Biomedico in Rome, Italy.

About the Series

Frontiers in Neuroscience

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neuroscience
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience