SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 63 , Issue 7 : 170105(2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-019-2816-x

Potential neural mechanism of single session transcranial magnetic stimulation on smoking craving

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  • ReceivedDec 2, 2019
  • AcceptedFeb 27, 2020
  • PublishedMay 27, 2020


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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 81871426, 81571751, 81571753, 81701780, 81871430). We are also appreciated for the rTMS contributions from Tifei YUAN and Zhifei YIN.


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  • Figure 1

    (Color online) rTMS intervention over the left DLPFC induced craving reduction and decreased function coupling of the left DLPFC-caudate in smokers. (a) rTMS intervention paradigm; (b) single-session rTMS induced smoking craving changes; (c) single-session rTMS induced brain function changes.