“Noninvasive VNS to Facilitate Excitability in Motor Cortex”
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) positively influences motor rehabilitation in stroke recovery. Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) has shown effects on cortical plasticity. We investigate whether combination of TMS and taVNS is more effective at motor cortex excitability than either modality alone.
Device - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
transcranial magnetic stimulation delivers magnetic pulses to the brain through the scalp/skull
Device - transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS)
non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation delivers electricity to the ear
Combining Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Enhance Cortical Excitability