StimVis: A tool for interactive computation of the TMS-induced effects over tractography data
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a promising diagnostic and therapeutic approach. TMSeffects depend on multiple technical and individual factors, including anatomical variability. The lattermay become particularly important in pathological conditions and contribute to the ambiguity in theresults from clinical trials and meta-analyses. Theoretical studies suggest that TMS effects strongly depend on the local orientation of the stimulated fibers. However, these models remain unconfirmed by experimental studies, since current modeling tools compute the induced and not the effective electric field. Here we propose a tool, incorporating information on fiber orientation into TMS effects modeling.This tool may be useful for relating the theoretical mechanisms to the experimentally observed TMS effects and for future development of the personalized TMS approaches.