Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology

Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology

The Division of Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology at Duke is a leading program with experts in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), neuromodulatory neuroscience, and other areas. Housed within the Division are the Brain Stimulation Clinic, which provides cutting-edge clinical care, and the Brain Stimulation Service Center, which offers brain stimulation research services for members of the Duke community. 

The Brain Stimulation Division also offers two continuing medical education fellowships: the Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Visiting Fellowship.

For more information about the TMS fellowship, contact For more information about the ECT fellowship, contact

For more information on our clinical trials and services for patients, please contact Muriel Llewellyn at 919-684-0105 for ECT services or Pamela Smith at 919-681-0603 for TMS services.

Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab (BSEL)
The Brain Stimulation Engineering lab develops new devices and technologies to further the field of brain stimulation.

Human Performance Optimization Lab (OptiLab)
The Human Performance Optimization Laboratory is an applied human neuroscience lab researching innovative approaches for accelerating learning and remediating deficits.

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.

Duke Sleep Clinic (DSC)
The Duke Sleep Clinic is a leader in sleep research and clinical treatments for patients with sleep disorders. Researchers and clinicians in the DSC focus on understanding the functions of normal sleep, in order to understand sleeping disorders and develop better treatments for sleep disorders.

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