The Bodleian and the Brain

Last week, Maddi took her neuropsychology major class to the Bodleian Library, and this week both her major and minor classes visited the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity at Warneford Hospital.  Students had the opportunity to use a TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) to modulate the activity of some brain areas in order to change the behavior.  In particular, they modulated the activity of the primary motor cortex to produce a twitch in hand muscles!