Dr. Marom Bikson interviewed by US News and World Report for a feature on
Can Transcranial Stimulation Help With Depression?
“Brain zapping” helps patients who don’t respond to other treatments.
Read it link
“Bikson sees great strides being made in the coming years. “We are at baby aspirin levels of dosage and flip-phone levels of technology,” he says. “We have not even scratched the surface. We haven’t seen anything yet in the potential of electroceuticals.”
Dr. Marom Bikson and Dr. Lucas Parra provided a joint lecture at the NIH NIMH sponsored Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation E-Field Modelling Workshop on Nov 11, 2017
Title: ROAST and HD-Explore: Overview and Hands On Softwares to model transcranial Electrical Stimulation
Download Soterix Medical HDexplore demo here
Download CCNY ROAST here
Download slides: Bikson_Parra_Modeling.compressed
Marom Bikson lectures on “How the Busy and Folded Brain Responds to tDCS” at the on Oct 5, 2017
Download slides: Bikson_talk_5Oct2017_tDCS
Dr. Marom Bikson interviewed by Quartz.
Prof. Marom Bikson interviewed for IBM thinkLeaders, May 4, 2017
Dr. Marom Bikson lectures on “The Promise and Pitfalls of tDCS” at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Calgary, Jun 30, 2017
Download the slide: 2017_Calgary
2017 Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, Vancouver Canada, June 23-24
Meeting website link
June 24: 1:45 PM
Lucas Parra, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of the City University of New York Center for Discovery and Innovation, New York, NY, USA
TITLE: CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF TRANSCRANIAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
Watch excerpts form the talk here and here
June 24: 2:15 PM
Marom Bikson, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and co-Director of the Neural Engineering Group at the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering
TITLE: THE PROBLEM WITH CONCURRENT EEG AND TDCS
Download Bikson slides: BrainStim2017_final
Friday 6/23 at 3 pm in CDI 3rd floor conference room (3.352)
Laurent Koessler from CNRS and Lorraine University will be speaking
Title: Brain source detection and localization using multi-scale EEG recording.
Abstract: In drug-resistant epilepsy surgery investigations, epileptogenic zone and brain functional areas localization are required. This localization relies on scalp and intracerebral EEG recordings. In Nancy (France) I developed a program concerning simultaneous scalp and intracerebral EEG recordings. Using this methodological approach, 1) in vivo human brain tissue conductivities can be estimated, 2) relationship from brain sources to scalp EEG correlates can be studied and 3) non invasive electrical source localization can be validated.
Tomorrow June 21st at 2pm in CDI 3rd floor conference room (3.352)
Bashar Badran from the Medical Universty of South Carolina and University of New Mexico will be speaking
Title: Development, optimization, and neurophysiological effects of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS)
Abstract: taVNS is an emerging new form of neuromodulation involving transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve. Still in its infancy and showing much clinical promise, the optimal human stimulation parameters and direct brain effects are undetermined. This lecture will present the findings of two important studies that aim to solve the taVNS problem of infinite parametric solutions. The first, a taVNS parametric study exploring 9 different combinations of pulse width and frequency and their activation of the vagal tone as measured by physiological recordings. The second is a novel multi-modal imaging study that establishes concurrent taVNS/fMRI and explores the direct brain effect of taVNS on the human brain’s BOLD response. These findings aim to establish an aim and direction of the optimal taVNS parameters to guide future trials.