About Us

Founded in 2007 by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS), at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School was established with three distinct missions: Research, Education and Patient Care. Our research explores brain-behavior relations, brain plasticity and its modulation, employing different noninvasive brain stimulation techniques combined with careful task design, electroencephalography, and functional brain imaging.

Educational efforts feature several Continuing Medical Education Courses including a week long intensive course in noninvasive brain stimulation offered 3 times per year.

Our clinical program offers noninvasive brain stimulation for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia, epilepsy, and chronic pain. Clinical work also includes studies of central motor conduction time, cortical excitability, and noninvasive cortical mapping.