Introduction to tDCS in Neuropsychiatric Research

About the tDCS Course

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation offers a 3-day Transcranial Current Stimulation (tCS) course. 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 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.

For more information or to inquire about registration, please email Alisha Wilkinson.

Cost and Accommodations

Tuition for this course will be $2,100.

**Prices subject to change**

Accommodations are not included in the price of tuition.