Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, (TMS), involves a small metal coil being positioned close to the participants skull and a short pulse of electrical current is run through it. This creates a temporary magnetic field which impedes processing in the area of the brain stimulated, this is often called a brain lesion. This leads to electrical stimulation in the brain. When lookung at cognition, several magnetic pulses are administered in a short period of time, this is called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, (rTMS). If TMS application to an individual area of the brain leads to defective task completion, it can be concluded that the specific brain area is needed for that task. One advantage of using TMS is that it doesnt require brain
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