Duke's Brain Stimulation & Neurophysiology is a leading program with experts in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), neuromodulatory neuroscience and other areas. The Brain Stimulation Clinic provides cutting-edge clinical care, and the Brain Stimulation Service Center offers brain stimulation research services for members of the Duke community.
Two continuing medical education fellowships are offered:
- Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). For more information, contact DukeTMS@dm.duke.edu.
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Visiting Fellowship. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brain Stimulation Research Center
The Brain Stimulation Research Center (BSRC) is a shared resource in the Duke University School of Medicine that provides equipment and technical services to carry out noninvasive neuromodulatory research studies using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tDCS and tACS). The BSRC also provides training and certification of users so that they can operate our equipment, and we host a quarterly research working group were members of the Duke, UNC, Wake Forest and surrounding community can share ideas and discuss research.
Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab
Human Performance Optimization Lab (OptiLab)
The Human Performance Optimization Laboratory (OptiLab) is an applied cognitive neuroscience lab, led by Greg Appelbaum, PhD, researching innovative approaches for accelerating learning and remediating deficits. Our research studies involve behavioral psychometrics done in conjunction with neuroscience approaches such as EEG and fMRI, or neurostimulation techniques such as TMS and tDCS. We are involved in numerous research studies that transcend clinical, athletic and military domains to investigate approaches to optimize human performance while also shedding light on the neural mechanisms underlying learning and expertise.
Our team supports the Brain Stimulation Research Center and we collaborate with many other groups including colleagues in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment, the James R. Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute, the Duke Surgical Education and Activities Lab, and the Matthew Gfeller Traumatic Brain Injury Center at UNC.