TMS laboratory

In addition to recording brain activity, it is also possible to stimulate the brain from the outside to modulate or even generate neuronal activity. In TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), a strong, rapidly-changing magnetic field is focused on a cortical area, which causes an electric field in the tissue and drives neurons in that area to fire. With this kind of stimulation we can, for instance, cause contractions in selected muscles or alterations in perception.

There are three TMS-devices in University of Jyväskylä, the Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences. One of the TMS systems has neuronavigation properties, as well as possibility for concurrent EEG.

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