Our Research

The Spaulding-Labuschagne Neuromodulation Center is a state-of-the-art clinical research center devoted to the investigation of noninvasive brain and peripheral stimulation methods and their applications in neurological conditions.

Our research in the development of specialized brain and nerve stimulation therapeutic regimes is supported by the advancement of applied technology and sophisticated systems for brain activity analysis.

The practice of evidence-based neuromodulation integrates individual clinical experience and expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from well-designed clinical research.

The brain likes to be safe and efficient, controlling the body’s anarchy with organization and boundaries set by modulating neural excitability. To advance the research of noninvasive neural stimulation, we are devoted to exploring the “disruption” of these boundaries and charting the unexplored territory of body and cognitive intelligence.

To accomplish this we have brought together a network of thinkers with the same quest, in an environment that stresses comprehension, communication, and collaboration (as well as alliteration). Members of The Spaulding-Labuschagne Neuromodulation Center are encouraged to be active and involved learners, weaving together research in the cross-disciplinary studies of engineering, neuroscience, and clinical research.

This collaboration results in exciting advancements in the science of Body Electric, and also educates a growing community of observers and fellows who obtain a unique knowledge of clinical research and noninvasive neural stimulation techniques.

Neuromodulation Research

The work of The Spaulding-Labuschagne Neuromodulation Center is focused on pain, neurological and cognitive rehabilitation, and neurophysiological assessments.

We seek to advance research of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques and to aid in development of practical clinical treatments for those with neurological disorders. This involves understanding neuromodulation mechanisms of TMS and tDCS, and how they affect brain function

Clinical Research

Our Center is focused on clinical research in neurorehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, and pain, while also developing noninvasive neuromodulation techniques and promoting education and training in these techniques. Our objective is to enhance and further clinical research education among graduate and medical students. Our goal is to continue creating and expanding a global network of clinical researchers who will foster future collaboration.

Ongoing Research

The Spaulding-Labuschagne Neuromodulation Center is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in projects using non-invasive brain stimulation. For more information you can click on the available links or contact our study coordinator, Melanie French at mnfrench@partners.org

Current/Ongoing research studies:


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