Introduction to Transcranial Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Research


Monday, October 30, 2017 –
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts



For comprehensive information about this course, including faculty, schedule, and pricing, please visit the Introduction to Transcranial Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Research Website.

Transcranial Current Stimulation (tCS) is an approach for noninvasive brain stimulation with strong potentiality in the field of medical and neuroscientific research. Its first and most widely used representative, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), was first established in neuroscience research in the 1950’s and 60’s, but has seen rapid growth particularly in the last 5 years. Other techniques for tCS, such as transcranial Alternate Current Stimulation (tACS) and transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS) have been also developed during the last decade, providing a varied set of tools for clinicians and researchers. The intent of this 3-day intensive preceptorship experience is to familiarize participants with the fundamentals of the theoretical and practical aspects of tCS. The theoretical considerations will include lectures on safety, mechanisms of action, and previous application in research settings. The practical considerations will include sessions on device set-up and parameters for experimental utilization. Regulatory aspects of the use of tCS in research, with a particular focus on tDCS, will also be addressed.


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