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Figure 1: Cortical excitability as a resting motor threshold (a), MEP amplitude (b), and MEP latency (c) of the ipsilesional and contralesional hemisphere in patients. Significantly decreased cortical excitability in the ipsilesional hemisphere compared to the contralesional hemisphere (, pair -test). (d) A significant negative correlation was evident between the resting motor threshold of the ipsilesional hemisphere and the FMA score, with reduced cortical excitability in the ipsilesional hemisphere featuring stronger motor impairment. FMA: Fugl-Meyer assessment. Significant value < 0.05.