WORKSHOP on “Transcranial Brain Stimulation Techniques in Biological Psychology” June 6.-7. 2012, Jena, Germany

6 Jun 2012

To promote the use of transcranial brain stimulation techniques in biological psychology I am organizing, in collaboration with Gesa Hartwigsen, a young scientists workshop in the run-up to the 38th conference on “Psychology and the Brain” in Jena, Germany. Please see the preliminary programme for more information and click here to register!

Abstract: Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation (tDCS/tACS) are an important approach in cognitive neuroscience to investigate brain functions. The ability to experimentally manipulate local neuronal activity before or during the performance of a certain cognitive task allows for the investigation of causal structure-function relationships that go beyond the mere correlative approach of neuroimaging and electrophysiology. The workshop addresses PhD students and postdocs interested in learning how to use TMS/tDCS. In addition to talks providing the necessary background knowledge about technical and physiological mechanisms as well as experimental paradigms, practical demonstrations will allow participants to gather first hands-on experience with the techniques.

Please also note the corresponding symposium during the conference itself!