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Non-invasive brain stimulation methods

a researcher places a brain stimulation coil on the head of a male participant. The brain image is displayed on a computer screen in the background.
We have four laboratories dedicated to state-of-the-art brain stimulation research technology.

We're developing a range of non-invasive brain stimulation methods.

We employ a variety of brain stimulation methods (TMS and tES) to study perception, attention and higher cognition.

We're also working to enhance and refine these methods, both in isolation and in combination with brain imaging techniques, including concurrent fMRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and MEG.

For instance, our recent work has revealed how continuous theta burst stimulation of the human visual cortex can elevate the level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA.

We have also developed passive shim technology that nearly eliminates one major artefact of concurrent TMS-fMRI.