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Contact: Dirk Jancke
dirk.jancke@rub.de
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Ruhr-University Bochum

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Caption: A current-carrying coil (top left) generates short lasting (~300 microseconds) magnetic fields which induce electric currents in the cortex. This enables to functionally stimulate or inhibit specific brain regions, here illustrated in a schematic diagram by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Credit: Nick Davis

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