The Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology Division uses innovative technologies and tools to investigate brain function and improve mental health, clinical services, and educational activities.
Brain Stimulation Clinic and Research Program 
The Brain Stimulation Clinic and Research Program examines technologies that alter brain function using electrical or magnetic stimulation. Clinical services, including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are offered. For more information on our clinical trials and services for patients, please contact Lis Bernhardt at 919-681-0603.
Duke Sleep Clinic (DSC) 
The Duke Sleep Clinic is a leader in sleep research and clinical treatments for patients with sleep disorders. The program is dedicated to better understanding the functions of normal sleep, to delineate the mechanisms of sleep disorders, and to develop better treatments for sleep disorders.
Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab (BSEL) 
The Brain Stimulation Engineering lab develops new devices and technologies to further the field of brain stimulation.
Noninvasive Neuromodulatory Neuroscience (N3) Lab 
The Noninvasive Neuromodulatory Neuroscience Lab uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and other electromagnetic means of altering brain function to investigate working memory, conditioned learning, pain, deception, visual perception, and self-recognition.
Laboratory for Psychiatric Neuroengineering 
Our mission is to use engineering approaches to uncover how changes in brain circuits lead to psychiatric illness.The lab also aims to develop new devices to repair brain circuits in individuals suffering from these devastating illnesses.
Perception, Performance, and Psychophysiology Lab (P3) 
The P3 lab investigates the psychological and neurophysiological factors that influence human perception and performance.
Neurocognitive Research Laboratory (NRL) 
Directed by Dr. Shawn McClintock, the NRL is a state-of-the-art facility for the development and implementation of clinical and translational neurocognitive measures to investigate relationships between neuropsychiatric diseases, neurotherapeutic interventions, and neurocognitive functions.
Stimulation treatment uses mild electric current to jump-start your brain 
CBS This Morning, October 30, 2013
Jump-Starter Kits for the Mind 
New York Times, October 28, 2013
Magnets Used To Treat Depression at Duke 
ABC Eyewitness News, May 7, 2013
Duke Researcher Brings Electricity, Magnetism to Depression Treatment 
North Carolina Health News, April 25, 2013
Promising Depression Therapy 
New York Times, February 11, 2013
Duke study shows magnet therapy can help depression 
WRAL-TV, February 5, 2013
ECT Still Alive and Well 
The Carlat Report, October 2012, Vol. 10, Issue 10
Stroboscopic visual training enhances memory 
Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2012
Advances in shock therapy helping patients with depression 
WRAL-TV, May 16, 2012
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Q&A with Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD 
DukeHealth.org, March 6, 2012
The Shock That Could Save Your Life 
The Doctor Oz Show, January 25, 2012
Treating Depression with Electroconvulsive Therapy 
DoctorOz.com, January 25, 2012
Brain Stimulation Found to Speed Up Learning 
ABC News, September 21, 2011
Not-So-Deep Brain Stimulation: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at Duke 
DukeMed Magazine, June 28, 2011
FDA Advisory Panel Favors ECT in High-Risk Category 
Psychiatric News, March 4, 2011
Using Electricity, Magnets for Mental Illness 
The Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2011