Symposium2: What can we learn from motor cortical stimulation?

Takashi Hanakawa (NCNP)

Motor cortical stimulation is an important tool to study neural mechanisms of motor control. For instance, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is currently the most important non-invasive technique to change excitability of the motor network in humans. TMS can also be applied to tap into interesting questions such as response selection and motor learning. A cutting-edge physiological technique now allows researchers to use neuronal activity information to modulate stimulations to the motor system (activity dependent stimulation). We can now use simultaneous TMS and imaging to expand the knowledge of how TMS affects motor network. In this symposium, we will thereby explore multiple dimensions of what we can learn from motor cortical stimulation.

Takashi Hanakawa (NCNP)
Variations of motor network responses evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation to the motor cortex

Yukio Nishimura (NIPS)
Potentials of activity dependent stimulation during free behavior

Masashi Hamada (University of Tokyo)
Distinct contributions of interneuron networks in the motor cortex to different types of motor learning

Hartwig Siebner (University of Copenhagen)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation of frontoparietal cortex: Uncovering neural mechanisms of response selection in the human brain

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