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Learning from Switched-Off Brains

"Virtual damage" from pulsed magnetic fields is providing new insights about the brain. The procedure may help treat disorders--or even boost mental performance

(Further Reading)

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Oliver Sacks. Touchstone Books, 1998.
  • Enhanced Visual Spatial Attention Ipsilateral to rTMS-Induced “Virtual Lesions” of Human Parietal Cortex. C. C. Hilgetag, H. Théoret and A. Pascual-Leone in Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 4, No. 9, pages 953–957; September 2001.
  • Virtual Neurology. Robert Rafal in Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 4, No. 9, pages 862–864; September 2001.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Oliver Sacks. Touchstone Books, 1998.

Enhanced Visual Spatial Attention Ipsilateral to rTMS-Induced "Virtual Lesions" of Human Parietal Cortex. C. C. Hilgetag, H. Théoret and A. Pascual-Leone in Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 4, No. 9, pages 953-957; September 2001.

Virtual Neurology. Robert Rafal in Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 4, No. 9, pages 862-864; September 2001.

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