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Uses of TMS

Scientists hope to use TMS to investigate illnesses such as schizophrenia, and also to see how the brain rewires after damage such as stroke. Doctors now use TMS to diagnose diseases that affect the communication between brain and body, such as multiple sclerosis. It also seems to be effective in treating some forms of depression.

A TMS image showing brain activity when the right hand moves.
A TMS image showing brain activity when the right hand moves.
Dr K Singh, Liverpool University / Dr S Hamdy & Dr Q Aziz, Manchester University

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