The Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation is part of the Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Local research partners include the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at BIDMC.
The goal of the lab is to develop new treatments for patients with brain disease. The first step in developing these treatments is identifying a therapeutic target, namely a location in the brain where we can intervene to improve a specific symptom. To identify these targets, we focus on three primary goals:
- Identify and characterize brain networks using maps of brain connectivity
- Understand the impact of brain lesions and brain stimulation on brain networks
- Use brain networks to guide brain stimulation therapies
To accomplish these goals we rely on a variety of techniques and therapeutic interventions including fMRI (especially resting state functional connectivity), MRI-based diffusion tractography, EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS).
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