Special Issue "Clinical Application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Neuroscience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 95
2. Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Aswan University Hospitals, Aswan 81528, Egypt
Interests: clinical trial; repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; Parkinson’s disease; dementia; chronic pain
In recent years, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has become one of several tools used to assess the functional integrity and connectivity of neural circuits. It has the additional advantage of being able to modulate brain activity with potential therapeutic effect.
Using repetitive TMS (rTMS), neuronal excitability can be altered for a sustained period that outlasts the time of stimulation. Depending on the parameters of rTMS, excitability can be facilitated or suppressed. rTMS can modify cortical excitability at the site of stimulation, but the effects can also propagate trans-synaptically to regions that are anatomically and functionally connected to the stimulation site.
This Special Issue of Brain Sciences aims to present a collection of studies detailing the most recent developments in the field of neuromodulation research.
Authors are invited to submit cutting-edge research and reviews that address a broad range of topics related to the efficacy of TMS as a diagnostic or therapeutic tool in different neurologic disorders, including the following: (1) studies of the effects of brain stimulation on basic processes, such as functional brain activity, sensorimotor function, and cognitive, visual and auditory processes; (2) therapeutic rTMS of the brain in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, post stroke motor disability, post-stroke aphasia, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, epilepsy, and others; and (3) rTMS of spinal cord or peripheral nerve after spinal cord lesions or peripheral nerve damage.
In particular, we aim to present advances in neuromodulation research that may have a significant translational clinical effect.
Prof. Dr. Eman M. Khedr
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- transcranial magnetic stimulation
- neurodegenerative disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- post-stroke motor disability
- post-stroke aphasia
- Alzheimer’s disease
- multiple sclerosis
- sleep disorders
- spinal cord stimulation
- peripheral nerve stimulation