Brain Excitability During Self-Paced Voluntary Movements
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00017966|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2001
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
This study will use transcranial magnetic stimulation to examine how the brain controls movement by sending messages to the spinal cord and muscles and what goes wrong with this process in disease. Normal healthy volunteers 18 years of age and older may be eligible to participate.
In transcranial magnetic stimulation, an insulated wire coil is placed on the subject's scalp or skin. Brief electrical currents are passed through the coil, creating magnetic pulses that stimulate the brain. During the stimulation, participants will be asked to tense certain muscles slightly or perform other simple actions. The electrical activity of the muscle will be recorded on a computer through electrodes applied to the skin over the muscle. In most cases, the study will last less than 3 hours.
|Condition or disease|
|Movement Disorder Healthy|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Official Title:||Cortical Excitability During Self-Paced Voluntary Movements|
|Study Start Date :||June 2001|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2002|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00017966
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|