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NIH Multimodal Brain Stimulation, Bradley Postle

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The National Institutes of Health is hosting the Multimodal TMS Speaker Series to bring together the leaders in the field conducting research using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional imaging including EEG and fMRI.


Bradley Postle will be speaking on June 28, 10:00 am. The event will be broadcast via web-ex and archived for later viewing. See Web-Ex information below. More information on Dr. Postle can be found here: https://postlab.psych.wisc.edu/


Abstract: Physiological probe? Yes. Virtual lesion? Sometimes. Entrainer of rhythms? Probably not.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a remarkably flexible tool that has been applied productively to many different scientific and clinical problems. My group’s experience with TMS, however, indicates that the actual effects of TMS, whether considered from the standpoint of its effects on the physiology of individual brains, or from the standpoint of its effects on aggregate patterns of behavior, don’t always conform to a priori notions about how it “should” work. This talk will consider many applications of TMS – as a physiological probe, as a means of creating virtual lesions (in both “offline” and “online” applications), and as a putative tool for entrainment – and, in each type of application, use concurrently collected physiological signals (from electroencephalography (EEG) or from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)) to empirically inform our ideas about how TMS can, and, in some cases, how it probably cannot, influence brain functioning and behavior.


Additional speakers and dates include:


Colleen Hanlon
, May 31, 2:30 pm

Angel Peterchev, June 7, 2:30 pm

Christian Windischberger, June 9, 1:30 pm

Faranak Farzan, June 9, 2:30 pm

Bradley Postle, June 28, 10 am

John Rothwell, October 2, 10:30 am

Andrea Antal, October 10, 11 am

Hartwig Siebner, October 17, 10:30 am

Felix Duecker, October 19, 10:30 am

Risto Ilmoniemi, November 15, 1 pm

Joel Voss, November 15, 2 pm

Kate Hoy, November 15, 3 pm

Gregor Thut, November 15, 4 pm


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NIH Multimodal TMS Speaker Series

June 28, 2017

10:00 am | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 1 hr

Meeting number (access code): 627 326 826

Meeting password: multimodalTMS


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