Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Neurochronometrics of Mind

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Neurochronometrics of Mind

by Vincent Walsh, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262731746

ISBN-13: 9780262731744

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: MIT Press

The mainstays of brain imaging techniques have been positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
magnetoencephalography (MEG), and event-related potentials (ERPs). These methods all record direct or indirect measures of brain activity and correlate the activity patterns with behavior. But to go beyond the correlations

Overview

The mainstays of brain imaging techniques have been positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
magnetoencephalography (MEG), and event-related potentials (ERPs). These methods all record direct or indirect measures of brain activity and correlate the activity patterns with behavior. But to go beyond the correlations established by these techniques and prove the necessity of an area for a given function, cognitive neuroscientists need to be able to reverse engineer the brain -- i.e., to selectively remove components from information processing and assess their impact on the output.

This book is about transcranial magnetic stimulation
(TMS), a technique that emerged during the same period as neuroimaging and has made it possible to reverse engineer the human brain's role in behavioral and cognitive functions. The subject areas that can be studied using TMS run the gamut of cognitive psychology -- attention, perception, awareness, eye movements, action selection, memory, plasticity, language, numeracy, and priming. The book presents an overview of historical attempts at magnetic brain stimulation, ethical considerations of the technique's use, basic technical and practical information,
the results of numerous TMS studies, and a discussion of the future of TMS in the armamentarium of cognitive neuropsychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262731744
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
319
Sales rank:
1,006,771
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword: Drawn to Neuromagnetismix
Preface: A Magnetic Manifestoxv
Acknowledgmentsxix
1Introduction: Cognitive Resolution1
2Magnets and Minds in History11
3The Nuts and Bolts of TMS39
4Creating Virtual Patients: A Guide to Mechanism and Methodology65
5Real-Time Neuropsychology: Single-Pulse TMS95
6Dynamic Neuropsychology: Repetitive-Pulse TMS127
7The Self-Engineering Brain163
8Can I Borrow Your Illness?199
9Converging Methodologies: A Meeting of Mind's Maps219
References231
Name Index281
Subject Index289

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