What would it be worth to increase your ability to learn or concentrate with the flick of a switch? Neuroscientist Michael Weisend, Ph.D., will discuss how the most advanced techniques in his field have been used to enhance both learning and concentration with non-invasive brain stimulation at Antioch College on Tuesday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. in McGregor Hall, room #113.
Electrical and magnetic brain stimulation are currently being used every day to treat patients with brain disorders ranging from depression and epilepsy to Parkinson's disease. Weisend’s work focuses on the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in persons with healthy brains. He and his team designed a neuroimaging-guided, non-invasive brain stimulation paradigm from first principles to enhance learning in health controls in militarily relevant tasks as part of an effort funded by DARPA. His presentation will describe the technological developments and brain stimulation procedures that have lead to enhanced learning—in some cases a doubling of the learning rate—in healthy control subjects.
This event is free and open to the public.