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Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS) of the visual cortex decreases experimental photophobia.
Year:2018

Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Engineering

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Abstract
Background Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS) reduces cortical excitability in humans. Methods The objective of this study was to determine whether tSMS over the occipital cortex is effective in reducing experimental photophobia. In a sham-controlled double-blind crossover study, tSMS (or sham) was applied for 10 minutes with a cylindrical magnet on the occiput of 20 healthy subjects. We assessed subjective discomfort induced by low-intensity and high-intensity visual stimuli presented in a dark room before, during and after tSMS (or sham). Results Compared to sham, tSMS significantly reduced the discomfort induced by high-intensity light stimuli. Conclusions The visual cortex may contribute to visual discomfort in experimental photophobia, providing a rationale for investigating tSMS as a possible treatment for photophobia in migraine
International
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JCR
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Title
Cephalalgia
ISBN
0333-1024
Impact factor JCR
3,882
Impact info
Volume
98
10.1177/0333102417736899
Journal number
8
From page
1493
To page
1497
Month
JULIO
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías para Ciencias de la Salud
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería