MA Nitsche, W Paulus - The Journal of physiology, 2000 - Wiley Online Library
1 In this paper we demonstrate in the intact human the possibility of a non‐invasive
modulation of motor cortex excitability by the application of weak direct current through the
scalp. 2 Excitability changes of up to 40%, revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation,
were accomplished and lasted for several minutes after the end of current stimulation. 3
Excitation could be achieved selectively by anodal stimulation, and inhibition by cathodal
stimulation. 4 By varying the current intensity and duration, the strength and duration of the …