Phase-dependent Evaluation of Motor Cortex Excitability With TMS in Stroke


Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is increasingly being explored as a rehabilitation strategy to enhance plasticity in motor regions. Here, we aim to investigate the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on motor cortex excitability in individuals who have suffered stroke, as well as to study the influence of the phase of the oscillatory rhythm (mu frequency) on motor excitability in stroke individuals.

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18 Years and over
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• Suffering from chronic stroke, resulting in self-reported motor deficits (stroke occurring more than 6 months before study enrollment)
• Confident level of English language
Exclusion Criteria:

• Metal or electric implant in the head, neck, or chest area
• Upper extremity botulinum toxin treatment in the last 6 months
• Pregnancy or breastfeeding
• Prior occurrence of unprovoked seizure

Device: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)


Alexander Opitz, PhD -
Miles Wischnewski, PhD -
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