I am very excited to announce a new venture that I am working on: a training course to learn everything you need to know about tDCS/tACS. Inspired by the many questions I get from trainees and collaborators at meetings about study design and target identification and engagement for tDCS and tACS studies, I have decided to put together a 1-day workshop in my home town, beautiful Chapel Hill in North Carolina. It will take place on May 24th 2017.
As you may know from previous posts, I enjoy teaching and mentoring - this is one more way how to share my insights/mistakes/lessons learned with the community. The course will be as interdisciplinary and interactive as the many lectures and talks I have given. This will be a lot of fun! We will talk about how to choose targets for tDCS/tACS, how to measure and determine target engagement, the underlying network neuroscience, study design, and ... yes .. electrical engineering of brain stimulation! We will also do some hands on activities.
Please note that the course is not affiliated with my employer. The course is organized through my startup company Pulvinar Neuro that offers a unique tDCS/tACS system for high-quality research. You can learn more and sign up here. I am looking forward to meeting you at the course!
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