European Journal of Neuroscience

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Edited By: John Foxe and Paul Bolam

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Online ISSN: 1460-9568

Virtual Issue: Non-invasive Brain Stimulation

List of Sections:

Mechanism of Action and Optimizing NIBS technologies
Motor Systems Plasticity
Mirroring Systems
Cognitive effects
Movement Disorders
Automonic, Sleep, Speech and Cognitive Disorders

European Journal of Neuroscience


Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques can effectively modify, suppress, augment or disrupt brain function depending on stimulation, individual, context, and environmental characteristics. Applications include investigation into fundamental principles of brain function, translational efforts of insights in animal models into humans, research on brain-behavior relations, and novel therapeutic approaches for neurologic and psychiatric illnesses. The present special issue of the European Journal of Neuroscience brings together all recent published papers on noninvasive brain stimulation to provide a timely and useful overview of the state of the art.
Dylan Edwards and Alvaro Pascual-Leone
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Mechanism of Action & Optimizing NIBS technologies

Challenges of proper placebo control for non-invasive brain stimulation in clinical and experimental applications
Nick J. Davis, Edward Gold, Alvaro Pascual-Leone and R. Martyn Bracewell

Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over auditory cortex degrades frequency discrimination by affecting temporal, but not place, coding
Matthew F. Tang and Geoffrey R. Hammond

Insights on the neural basis of motor plasticity induced by theta burst stimulation from TMS–EEG
Marine Vernet, Shahid Bashir, Woo-Kyoung Yoo, Jennifer M. Perez, Umer Najib and Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Transcranial direct current stimulation preconditioning modulates the effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the human motor cortex
Giuseppe Cosentino, Brigida Fierro, Piera Paladino, Simona Talamanca, Simone Vigneri, Antonio Palermo, Giuseppe Giglia and Filippo Brighina

The application of spaced theta burst protocols induces long-lasting neuroplastic changes in the human motor cortex
Mitchell R. Goldsworthy, Julia B. Pitcher and Michael C. Ridding

Simultaneous application of slow-oscillation transcranial direct current stimulation and theta burst stimulation prolongs continuous theta burst stimulation-induced suppression of corticomotor excitability in humans
Sebastian H. Doeltgen, Suzanne M. McAllister and Michael C. Ridding

Causal implication by rhythmic transcranial magnetic stimulation of alpha frequency in feature-based local vs. global attention
Vincenzo Romei, Gregor Thut, Robert M. Mok, Philippe G. Schyns and Jon Driver

Exploration and modulation of brain network interactions with noninvasive brain stimulation in combination with neuroimaging
Mouhsin M. Shafi, M. Brandon Westover, Michael D. Fox and Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Behavioural and neurophysiological markers reveal differential sensitivity to homeostatic interactions between centrally and peripherally applied passive stimulation
M. A. Gatica Tossi, P. Stude, P. Schwenkreis, M. Tegenthoff and H. R. Dinse

Non-linear input–output properties of the cortical networks mediating TMS-induced short-interval intracortical inhibition in humans
exandra Lackmy-Vallee, Louis-Solal Giboin and Véronique Marchand-Pauvert

Formerly known as inhibitory: effects of 1-Hz rTMS on auditory cortex are state-dependent
Nathan Weisz, Laura Steidle and Isabel Lorenz

The effect of task-irrelevant visual backgrounds on human transcranial magnetic stimulation-evoked electroencephalography responses and cortical alpha activity
Rutiku, R., A. Einberg, et al.

Network mechanisms of responsiveness to continuous theta-burst stimulation
Rizk, S., R. Ptak, et al.

Motor Systems Plasticity

Modulation of interhemispheric interactions across symmetric and asymmetric bimanual force regulations
Toshiki Tazoe, Syusaku Sasada, Masanori Sakamoto and Tomoyoshi Komiyama

The modulation of motor cortex excitability during motor imagery depends on imagery quality
Florent Lebon, Winston D. Byblow, Christian Collet, Aymeric Guillot and Cathy M. Stinear

Cortical silent period duration and its implications for surround inhibition of a hand muscle
Brach Poston, Sahana N. Kukke, Rainer W. Paine, Sophia Francis and Mark Hallett

Negative emotion can enhance human motor cortical plasticity
Satoko Koganemaru, Kazuhisa Domen, Hidenao Fukuyama and Tatsuya Mima

Increases of corticospinal excitability in self-related processing
Silvia Salerno, Elisa Zamagni, Christian Urquizar, Romeo Salemme, Alessandro Farnè and Francesca Frassinetti

Differential modulation of motor cortex excitability in BDNF Met allele carriers following experimentally induced and use-dependent plasticity
John Cirillo, James Hughes, Michael Ridding, Paul Q. Thomas and John G. Semmler

Early semantic and phonological effects on temporal- and muscle-specific motor resonance
Ingo G. Meister, Allan D. Wu, Choi Deblieck and Marco Iacoboni

Pathway-specific plasticity in the human spinal cord
Christian Leukel, Wolfgang Taube, Sandra Beck and Martin Schubert

Remote effects of intermittent theta burst stimulation of the human pharyngeal motor system
Satish Mistry, Emilia Michou, John Rothwell and Shaheen Hamdy

Site-specific effects of mental practice combined with transcranial direct current stimulation on motor learning
Águida Foerster, Sérgio Rocha, Carine Wiesiolek, Anna Paula Chagas, Giselle Machado, Evelyn Silva, Felipe Fregni and Katia Monte-Silva

Cerebellar continuous theta-burst stimulation affects motor learning of voluntary arm movements in humans
Li Voti, P., A. Conte, et al.

TMS reveals a direct influence of spinal projections from human SMAp on precise force production
Entakli, J., M. Bonnard, et al.

Goal or movement? Action representation within the primary motor cortex
Cavallo, A., G. Bucchioni, et al.


Visual perception of bodily interactions in the primary somatosensory cortex
Angela Rossetti, Carlo Miniussi, Angelo Maravita and Nadia Bolognini

Unconscious response priming by shape depends on geniculostriate visual projection
Mika Koivisto, Linda Henriksson, Antti Revonsuo and Henry Railo

Benefit of multiple sessions of perilesional repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for an effective rehabilitation of visuospatial function
Linda Afifi, R. Jarrett Rushmore and Antoni Valero-Cabré

Multiple sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation to the intact hemisphere improves visual function after unilateral ablation of visual cortex
Rushmore, R. J., C. Desimone, et al.

Mirroring Systems

Practice-related reduction of electromyographic mirroring activity depends on basal levels of interhemispheric inhibition
Matteo Bologna, Antonio Caronni, Alfredo Berardelli and John C. Rothwell

Imitating others' actions: transcranial magnetic stimulation of the parietal opercula reveals the processes underlying automatic imitation

Paola Mengotti, Luca F. Ticini, Florian Waszak, Simone Schütz-Bosbach and Raffaella I. Rumiati

Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals modulation of corticospinal excitability when observing actions with the intention to imitate
Robert M. Hardwick, Craig J. McAllister, Paul S. Holmes and Martin G. Edwards

Cognitive Effects

Neural correlates of dual-task practice benefit on motor learning: a repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation study
Hui-Ting Goh, Ya-Yun Lee and Beth E. Fisher

Primary motor and premotor cortex in implicit sequence learning – evidence for competition between implicit and explicit human motor memory systems
Shailesh S. Kantak, Chaithanya K. Mummidisetty and James W. Stinear

One hertz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over dorsal premotor cortex enhances offline motor memory consolidation for sequence-specific implicit learning
S. K. Meehan, J. R. Zabukovec, E. Dao, K. L. Cheung, M. A. Linsdell and L. A. Boyd

Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the supramarginal gyrus facilitates pitch memory
Schaal, N. K., V. J. Williamson, et al.

Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on risky decision making are mediated by 'hot' and 'cold' decisions, personality, and hemisphere
Pripfl, J., R. Neumann, et al.

Movement Disorders

The differential modulation of the ventral premotor–motor interaction during movement initiation is deficient in patients with focal hand dystonia
Elise Houdayer, Sandra Beck, Anke Karabanov, Brach Poston and Mark Hallett

Plasticity of cortical inhibition in dystonia is impaired after motor learning and paired-associative stimulation
Sabine Meunier, Heike Russmann, Ejaz Shamim, Jean-Charles Lamy and Mark Hallett

Effect of intermittent theta-burst stimulation on akinesia and sensorimotor integration in patients with Parkinson’s disease
Adrian Degardin, David Devos, Luc Defebvre, Alain Destée, Lucie Plomhause, Philippe Derambure and Hervé Devanne

rTMS over human motor cortex can modulate tremor during movement
Rogasch and Gabrielle Todd

Cerebellum-dependent associative learning deficits in primary dystonia are normalized by rTMS and practice
Hoffland, B. S., P. Kassavetis, et al.

Autonomic, Sleep, Speech and Cognitive Disorders

Motor cortex plasticity induced by theta burst stimulation is impaired in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea
Opie, G. M., P. G. Catcheside, et al.

Abnormal modulation of corticospinal excitability in adults with Asperger’s syndrome
Oberman, L., M. Eldaief, et al.

Bihemispheric stimulation over left and right inferior frontal region enhances recovery from apraxia of speech in chronic aphasia
Marangolo, P., V. Fiori, et al.