One-Hertz transcranial magnetic stimulation over the frontal eye field induces lasting inhibition of saccade triggering

Nyffeler, Thomas; Wurtz, Pascal; Pflugshaupt, Tobias; von Wartburg, Roman; Luthi, Mathias; Hess, Christian W; Muri, René M (2006). One-Hertz transcranial magnetic stimulation over the frontal eye field induces lasting inhibition of saccade triggering. NeuroReport, 17(3), pp. 273-5. London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/01.wnr.0000199468.39659.bf

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The aim of the study was to examine the effect of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on saccade triggering. In five participants, a train of 600 pulses with a frequency of 1 Hz was applied over the right frontal eye field and--as control condition--over the vertex. After repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation application, oculomotor performance was evaluated with an overlap paradigm. The results show that the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation effect was specific for frontal eye field stimulation. Saccade latencies were found to be increased bilaterally for several minutes after the stimulation, and the time course of recovery was different for the ipsilateral and contralateral sides. The results are discussed in the light of possible local and remote repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation effects on the oculomotor network.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Nyffeler, Thomas; Wurtz, Pascal; Pflugshaupt, Tobias; von Wartburg, Roman; Lüthi Steinheimer, Mathias; Hess, Christian Walter and Müri, René Martin

ISSN:

0959-4965

ISBN:

16462596

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/01.wnr.0000199468.39659.bf

PubMed ID:

16462596

Web of Science ID:

000235833300009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19089 (FactScience: 1458)

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