The Use of Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation to Study Cerebellar Language Function
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Many researchers now use noninvasive brain stimulation to investigate a wide range of problems in cognitive neuroscience. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been used successfully for more than a decade to study the functions of the cerebral cortex. There is now growing interest in applying TMS to the study of cerebellar functions. We briefly review studies that have used this technique to investigate linguistic functions of the cerebellum. Despite the relative ease of application of TMS to the region over the posterior fossa, several theoretical and methodological issues need to be carefully considered by workers in the field, whereas experimental results to date leave many questions unanswered. In particular, downstream effects of cerebellar stimulation on the cerebral cortex require to be rigorously evaluated. It is likely that TMS used in conjunction with electrophysiological recording will prove productive in future research.
The Linguistic Cerebellum;
Beaton, A.A., Allen-Walker, L. and Bracewell, R.M., (2015) The use of transcranial magnetic brain stimulation to study cerebellar language function. In The Linguistic Cerebellum (pp. 355-375)
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