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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and neurophysiological parameters

From: Modulation of long-term potentiation-like cortical plasticity in the healthy brain with low frequency-pulsed electromagnetic fields

Variable Real (n = 10) Sham (n = 10) p
Age (mean ± SD) 25.5 ± 3.8 25.5 ± 3.8
Gender % (no female) 50 (5) 50 (5)
Educational level, years 21.5 ± 1.9 21.5 ± 1.9
Handedness % (no right) 100 (10) 100 (10)
Correct hypothesis on treatment % 50 50
rMT (% of MSO) 46.4 ± 6.5 46.2 ± 6.5 n.s.
Corticospinal excitability baseline (mV) 1.01 ± 0.12 1.05 ± 0.05 n.s.
Corticospinal excitability post + 0 (mV) 1.60 ± 0.19 1.10 ± 0.14 p = 0.001
Corticospinal excitability post + 15 (mV) 1.69 ± 0.18 1.12 ± 0.21 p < 0.001
Corticospinal excitability, post + 30 (mV) 1.57 ± 0.34 1.07 ± 0.20 p = 0.002
  1. MSO max stimulator output, SD standard deviation, mV millivolt