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Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (BIDMC)

Director: Pascual-Leone, Alvaro, Ph.D., M.D.

Core Summary:

The Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation provides a cutting edge methodology for assessing the function of the cerebral cortex and motor systems. The method of repetitive cortical magnetic stimulation was pioneered by Dr. Pascual-Leone, the Director of the Laboratory, and is currently finding uses in a variety of clinical situations, ranging from depression and movement disorders to neurorehabilitation.

Clinical work includes studies of central motor conduction time, cortical excitability, noninvasive determination of hemispheric dominance for language, and noninvasive cortical mapping. In addition, our clinical program offers noninvasive brain stimulation for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia, epilepsy, dystonia, Parkinson's disease, chronic pain, and the neurorehabilitation of hand function and language after stroke.

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Pascual-Leone, Alvaro, Ph.D., M.D.
Phone: (617) 667-0203

  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS)

    "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that utilizes low amplitude direct currents applied via scalp electrodes to inject currents in the brain and thus modulates the level of excitability."

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

    "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique that uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to focus induced currents in the brain and modulate the function of the cortex."

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