Motor cortex activation by H-coil and figure-8 coil at different depths. Combined motor threshold and electric field distribution study Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To compare the ability of an H-coil and figure-8 coil to stimulate different motor cortex regions. Methods The resting (rMT) and active (aMT) motor thresholds were measured for the right hand APB and leg AHB muscles in 10 subjects, using an H-coil and a figure-8 coil. The electric field distribution induced by the coils was measured in a head model. The combination of the hand and leg MTs with the field measurements was used to determine the depth of hand and leg motor areas via the intersection points. Results The …

publication date

  • February 28, 2014