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Theta burst stimulation of human cortex.

Huang, Y-Z.; (2005) Theta burst stimulation of human cortex. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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It has proved possible in experimental animals to manipulate synaptic efficiency using direct electrical stimulation of central nervous pathways. The introduction of transcranial methods of non-invasively stimulating the human brain raised hopes that similar effects could be produced in humans, with the potential for eventual therapeutic application in disease states. However, largely due to safety limitations, human subjects often require lengthy conditioning with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and even then effects are often weak, variable and not beneficial in the therapeutic setting. In view of the difficulties, I have explored novel methods of conditioning the brain in conscious humans using rTMS which can swiftly produce powerful and controllable long-term changes in the excitability of cortical circuits.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Theta burst stimulation of human cortex.
Identifier: PQ ETD:592975
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by Proquest
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1445651
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