IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Lectures - October

#Non-invasive #brain #stimulation #tDCS

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago Chapter, and Loyola University Chicago Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program are honored to present Dr. Michael Nitsche, a leader who has conducted pioneering research in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation.

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  • Date: 21 Oct 2019
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Loyola University Chicago
  • 6349 N Kenmore Ave
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • United States 60660
  • Building: IES
  • Room Number: 110
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  • Starts 15 October 2019 12:00 PM
  • Ends 21 October 2019 05:00 PM
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Dr. Michael Nitsche Dr. Michael Nitsche of Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors


Physiology of tDCS and related techniques

Non-invasive brain stimulation has been developed during the last ten years as an interesting new tool to modulate cortical excitability, activity, and plasticity at the regional and network level. One of these tools is transcranial electric stimulation (tES), which alters respective physiology via application of weak direct currents (tDCS) or alternating currents (tACS) through the intact skull. This talk will deliver an overview about basic mechanisms of action of the respective techniques, including new results, and also an introduction with respect to effects on psychological and behavioural processes in health and disease.


Dr. Michael A. Nitsche is Director of the Dept. Psychology and Neurosciences at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund, and holds a position as scientific staff member at the Dept. Neurology of the University Medical Center Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany. He studied Psychology and Medicine at the Georg-August-University in Goettingen, and performed his Dissertation in Medicine at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen. From 1999-2015, he was resident and consultant at the Dept. Clinical Neurophysiology of the University Medical Center in Goettingen. His main research topics are plasticity research in humans, including non-invasive brain stimulation, neuropsychopharmacology, and cognition. 



Dr. Michael Nitsche's talk

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