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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation provides a tool to transiently modulate brain processes

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a powerful tool for studying the brain through its effects on neuronal processing. A number of different types of TMS can be employed:

  • single pulse TMS for probing a brain region’s involvement in behavior
  • paired-pulse TMS for examining intracortical inhibition and facilitation effects
  • repetitive TMS to induce sustained modulation activity in the targeted region

The Spinoza Centre offers access to a TMS system located right next to the 3T MRI for combined studies.

Main technical specifications:

  • 2 100 Hz Magstim rapid stimulators, enabling simultaneous use of two coils
  • VISOR neuronavigation system for MRI-guided coil placement
  • 64-channel ANT TMS-compatible EEG system
  • 3 different ranges in focality are available