During the last years, we have developed a software pipeline (www.simnibs.org
) that allows for the efficient generation of volume head meshes from individual structural MR scans. This makes a wider usage of realistic field calculations for TMS feasible, but also opens the question how well these calculations are actually suited to predict the electrophysiological responses to TMS. The project performed by Dr. Andreas Bungert focused on establishing the link between the estimated fields and the physiological stimulation effects on the motor cortex, e.g. by testing the effects of systematic coil rotations on both parameters.