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Magnetic Stimulation of Neural Tissue

Jaakko Malmivuo

in Bioelectromagnetism

Published in print October 1995 | ISBN: 9780195058239
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847839 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.003.0022
Magnetic Stimulation of Neural Tissue

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This chapter discusses the principle of magnetic stimulation and its neurological applications. At present the widest application of magnetic stimulation is the stimulation of the central nervous system. This bioelectric activity produces an electric current in the volume conductor which induces the biomagnetic field. This correlation between the bioelectric and biomagnetic phenomena is, of course, not limited to the generation of the bioelectric and biomagnetic fields by the same bioelectric sources. This correlation also arises in the stimulation of biological tissue.

Keywords: magnetic stimulation; neural tissues; central nervous system; bioelectric activity; volume conductor; biomagnetic fields

Chapter.  3484 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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