3rd International Workshop on Non-Invasive in Brain Stimulation (NIBS)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 5:00pm to Friday, June 10, 2022 - 5:00pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota / Online (Hybrid meeting)

 June 8-10, 2022

Organization committee:

Alexander Opitz, Ivan Alekseichuk, Axel Thielscher

We are happy to announce the 3rd iteration of our workshop on brain stimulation in Minnesota taking place on June 8-10, 2022. It will be organized in a hybrid format with in-person attendance in Minneapolis, and in parallel, online. The first two days will be dedicated to talks on engineering, experimental, and clinical advances in transcranial magnetic, electric, and ultrasound stimulation. On the third day, we will host in-person tutorials on electric field modeling and closed-loop brain stimulation.  More details will be added on our website soon.

In this workshop, students and researchers can learn about state-of-the art modeling methods in non-invasive brain stimulation and their combination with imaging methods. The workshop includes lectures and hands-on sessions. Topics covered range from FEM modeling and combined NIBS-neuroimaging to animal models.

Noninvasive tools capable of selectively manipulating neural systems in the human brain are needed to advance our neuroscientific understanding of brain function and develop novel therapeutic strategies. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) modulate neural activity based on inducing electric fields in the brain. These electric field distributions can be numerically computed using realistic head models. Increasingly, these modeling approaches are combined with imaging methods such as fMRI or EEG.