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Open Studies

The Spaulding Neuromodulation Center focuses on non-invasive brain stimulation to aid  in the development of practical clinical treatments for those with neurological disorders like stroke or chronic pain such as low back pain, osteoarthritis, phantom limb pain, among others.

We are currently and periodically recruiting volunteers to participate in different projects using non-invasive brain stimulation for a wide variety of pathologies and conditions, focusing on rehabilitation and chronic pain.

The main non-invasive brain stimulation techniques used at the center are:

  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) uses a weak and non-painful electrical current delivered through two electrodes placed over the scalp. This technique can increase or decrease brain activity in certain regions.
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields applied close to the scalp through a plastic coil. It is a safe and painless technique that can stimulate but also can assess some parts of the brain.

For more information about ongoing studies, you can click here.