Journal of Neurology

, Volume 240, Issue 3, pp 149–150 | Cite as

Influence of repetitive magnetic stimuli on verbal comprehension

  • Detlef Claus
  • Maria Weis
  • Thomas Treig
  • Christoph Lang
  • Karl Friedrich Eichhorn
  • Otto Sembach
Original Communications

Abstract

The influence of repetitive magnetic transcranial stimulation over the temporo-parietal cortex on verbal comprehension was investigated in 44 healthy subjects. In right-handed subjects, trains of 50 Hz magnetic stimuli over the left hemisphere produced more errors than stimulation over the right hemisphere. The result is not very clearcut, however; thus the test cannot be used for diagnostic investigation of language dominance.

Key words

Magnetic stimulation Repetitive brain stimulation Language Perception 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Detlef Claus
    • 1
  • Maria Weis
    • 1
  • Thomas Treig
    • 1
  • Christoph Lang
    • 1
  • Karl Friedrich Eichhorn
    • 2
  • Otto Sembach
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurologische KlinikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Elektrische EnergieversorgungUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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