Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Watching Individual Neurons Respond During Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used to treat refractory major depression. Until now, there was no way of knowing exactly what changes were taking place in the brain as a result of treatment. Duke University neuroscientists and engineers have developed a way to measure the response of an individual neuron to TMS. Measuring neural responses […]

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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Magnetic Stimulation Can Improve Memory in Schizophrenia

A new study published in Biological Psychiatry provides new evidence that stimulating the brain using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may be an effective strategy to improve cognitive function. A randomized, 4-week controlled trial (n=27) evaluated whether rTMS can improve working memory in schizophrenia. Patients performed the verbal working memory n-back task before and after […]

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) For Major Depression: A Naturalistic Study

In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, researchers confirmed that TMS is an effective treatment for patients with depression who are unable to find symptom relief through antidepressant medications. More than 30 published clinical trials have demonstrated that TMS has been effective for treating […]

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