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Both using a strong magnetic field, why does TMS affect the brain but not MRI?

Both TMS and MRI have strong magnetic field. Why we often assume MRI being very safe because it does not affect the brain while TMS is used to influence the brain?
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Does rTMS therapy require medical licensing?

In my research project, besides sound and light therapies, I would like to experiment with rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) on volunteers. I wonder if this requires medical ...
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task-fMRI to determine TMS site (online stimulation with that same task)?

I am planning an experiment whereby rTMS would be administered to subjects while they perform a language task, with the hopes of improving performance on this task as compared to sham stimulation. ...
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Recording motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in response to transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)?

The amplitudes of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) are often recorded as a measure of (change in) cortical excitability, after administering some form of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). In a ...
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Has "induced savantism" been further explored beyond Snyder 2009?

The Mechanism/Neurological subsection of the Wikipedia article Savant Syndrome says: Savant syndrome results from damage to the left anterior temporal lobe, an area of the brain key in processing ...
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Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), or a magnets cap make you smarter?

According to wikipedia, TMS is a bunch of magnetic fields directed to the brain which stimulates and activates neurons. If I wear a cap full of magnets, will it stimulate my neurons? If yes, will a ...
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Can learning be facilitated by transcranial magnetic stimulation?

I read a book a while ago called The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge (2007), and it brought to my attention a machine known as a transcranial magnetic stimulator (TMS) which can ...
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