Theta burst stimulation improves visuo-spatial attention in a patient with traumatic brain injury

Sonia Bonnì, Chiara Mastropasqua, Marco Bozzali, Carlo Caltagirone, Giacomo Koch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Recent studies showed that non-invasive brain stimulation methods, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can improve the symptoms of neglect in stroke patients. Here, we adopted this approach to improve visuo-spatial deficit in a patient with traumatic brain injury (TBI) that showed important symptoms of visuo-spatial neglect. We found that continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) applied over the left posterior parietal cortex (PPC) induced a clinical improvement of cognitive disorder associated to a functional changes of fronto-parietal network as assessed by means of TMS and resting state fMRI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2053-2056
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013



  • Neglect
  • Theta burst stimulation
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

Cite this