Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Neurophysiology


  • Mark Hallett, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, FRCP, FACP, Professor and Co-Chair of Neurology, Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center and Seton Hall University, Edison, New Jersey; Clinical Professor of Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey

This revised and updated 2nd Edition of this unique resource comprehensively covers the diagnostic and clinical applications of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). A team of internationally renowned authorities offer cutting-edge, in-depth guidance on the use of TMS to study brain physiology and pathophysiology as well as its current and future therapeutic uses. Readers will find the essential up-to-date information they need to make the most of this dynamic method—all in one authoritative resource.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7373-0

Table of Contents

1. Basic Electromagnetism

2. Basic Physics and Design of TMS Devices and Coils

3. Activation of Peripheral Nerve and Nerve Roots

4. Transcranial Electrical and Magnetic Simulation of the Brain: Basic Physiological Mechanisms

5. The Physiology and Safety of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

6. Central Motor Conduction and its Clinical Application

7. Evaluation of Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, and Thoracic Nerve

8. Cranial Nerves

9. TMS and Brain Plasticity

10. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

11. Motor System Physiology

12. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Movement Disorders

13. Cerebellar Stimulation in Normal Subjects and Ataxic Patients

14. The Role of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Study of Fatigue

15. Treatment of Movement Disorders

16. TMS in Stroke

17. Evaluation of Epilepsy and Anticonvulsants

18. Components of Language as Revealed by Magnetic Stimulation

19. Other Cognitive Functions

20. Individual Differences in the Response to TMS of the Motor Cortex

21. Potential Therapeutic Uses of TMS in Psychiatric Disorders

22. External Modulation of Visual Perception by Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current
Stimulation of the Visual Cortex

23. Somatosensory System

24. Eye Movements

25. Intraoperative Monitoring of Corticospinal Function using Transcranial Stimulation of the Motor Cortex

26. Magnetic Stimulation in the Assessment of the Respiratory Muscle Pump

27. Clinical Applications of Functional Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

28. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Migraine

29. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Sleep and Sleep-Related Disorders

30. TMS Studies in Children