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By Ian L. Freeston (auth.), Shoogo Ueno (eds.)

The foreign Symposium on Biomagnetic Stimulation was once hung on July 15, 1991 on the foreign corridor of the Hakozaki campus of Kyushu collage in Fukuoka, Japan. It used to be a satellite tv for pc symposium to the realm Congress on clinical Physics and Biomedical Engi­ neering in Kyoto, which used to be held July 7-11, 1991. winning magnetic stimulation of the human mind used to be first stated by means of Dr. Anthony Barker and his team on the college of Sheffield within the uk, in might, 1985. in fact, magnetic nerve stimulation were studied and said ahead of then, yet Dr. of profitable stimulation of the mind made a robust influence at the clinical Barker's experiences neighborhood. on account that then, magnetic nerve stimulation has been commonly and swiftly investigated via many teams in the course of the global. This symposium concentrated totally on magnetic mind stimulation. Magnetic resonance imaging has develop into an critical method for scientific diagno­ sis and scientific technology. the main complicated MRI ideas, corresponding to echo planar imaging, have the aptitude danger of stimulating nerve tissues because of the fast swap of gradient magazine­ netic fields. capability hazards of MRI, together with issues of gradient magnetic fields, have been mentioned on the symposium. Magnetic stimulation of the center used to be additionally discussed.

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1991 IEEE) Point C. Point A is depolarized, and Point B is hyperpolarized. The membrane excitation propagates along the nerve fiber from the excited region to the distal region. When the nerve is inclined to the induced eddy currents as shown in Figure 21(c), Point A is excited. The membrane excitation propagates along the nerve fiber from the excited region to the distal region with ease. In contrast, when the nerve is inclined to the induced eddy currents as shown in Figure 21(d), induced eddy currents cause Point B to become hyperpolarized.

Nyenhuis: So if you increase the intensity of the stimulator by say, 20 percent, do you still get the same detailed mapping of the brain? Prof. Ueno: Now I understand your important question. The answer is partially yes, and partially no. In mapping out the motor cortex, the direction of stimulating currents, or the direction of eddy currents, is very critical. The brain maps vary with the direction of stimulating current This is very critical. But if you fix the direction of the stimulating current, you obtain almost the same brain maps even if you change the intensity of the stimulator by 10 to 20 percent.

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