Key Features

  • Delivers a detailed analysis of the physics of magnetic stimulation as well as basic mechanisms of how magnetic stimulation activates neural tissue.
  • Presents expert guidance on the clinical uses of TMS as well as its therapeutic and research applications.

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


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About the authors

Mark Hallett

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Sudhansu Chokroverty

Affiliations and Expertise

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