Special Issue "Clinical Updates and Perspectives on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2023 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editor

Department of Neurology, Sant’Elia Hospital, ASP Caltanissetta, Via Luigi Russo, 6 – 93100 Caltanissetta, Italy
Interests: clinical neurophysiology; clinical neurology; neurophysiology; brain diseases; TMS; brain stimulation; neurological diseases; neuroplasticity; neurostimulation; neuromodulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has allowed us to learn a great deal about the motor system in humans both in healthy and in pathological conditions up to manipulate neural activities in a non-invasively view. However many aspects of its actions are still debated. Using dedicated TMS protocols it is possible explore the development of connections during brain maturation or the connectivity during  motor or sensory learning. TMS is a neurophysiological looking-glass for detect reorganization of brain circuitries in pathological conditions such as stroke, depression and brain neurodegenerative diseases. More recently new and intriguing data revealed its capability to notice subclinical patterns in sleep disorders or metabolic disorders. Lastly researchers routinely are involved in reach the potentialities that lie in combining TMS with other brain functional investigations such as electroencephalogram or brain imaging .This special issue will provide a collection of articles and overviews about current and future trends in TMS.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New diagnostic strategies of TMS
  • New stimulators, devices and models to stimulate brain
  • Non-invasive neuromodulation and combined neurorehabilitation therapies in acute and chronic stroke
  • Actual and future role of TMS in behavior and psychiatric disorders
  • Neuroimaging and neurophysiological biomarkers of altered functional connectivity and synaptic transmission (investigated through MRI, EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation)
  • Frontiers in farmaco-TMS
  • Food and brain stimulation
  • Economic and ethical prospectives
  • Safety, side-effects and risks management in the TMS laboratory

Dr. Mariagiovanna Cantone
Guest Editor

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  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • dementia
  • stroke
  • motor cortex
  • neuroplasticity
  • depression

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