Dr. Theodore Zanto (link) from the University of California, San Francisco visited the HBBL and presented a lecture on Thursday, January 22nd, at 4 pm, in BS-12 Room 303, entitled “Non-invasive brain stimulation in humans”:
The last decade has seen an exponential increase in the number of
scientific publications using non-invasive brain stimulation in humans.
Contributing to this is a continually expanding number of tools at the
researcher’s disposal to non-invasively stimulate the brain. This talk
will cover my recent and ongoing research efforts to study neural networks
underlying cognitive function utilizing four of these neurostimulation
tools: transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct
current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation
(tACS), and pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). The use of these tools
is highly contingent on an a priori hypothesis, as the parameters chosen
for non-invasive stimulation may differentially alter neural processes and
associated behavior, for better or for worse.