Stimulating Brain Function: Optimizing Brain Performance Using Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

June 5, 2013, 9:00am-1:30pm, at Casa Macaya in Barcelona, Spain

This one-day conference, free and open to the public, will explore exciting new areas of research in brain stimulation and cognitive enhancement. This will follow the two-day course, Introduction to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Research, hosted by the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education at the Institut Guttmann from June 3-4, 2013 (see more information here).


Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, United States

Roi Cohen Kadosh, PhD
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Michael Nitsche, PhD
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Göttingen University Medical School
Göttingen, Germany

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD
Neuroscience Imaging Center, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA United States

Elsa Punset (Moderator)
Laboratory of Social and Emotional Learning

Schedule of Events

Welcome and Introduction (9:00 AM – 9:15 AM)

Individual Lectures (9:15 AM – 11:00 AM)

  • Stimulating the Brain to Enhance Function: The Promise and the Concern - Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
  • Improving Learning and Cognition, and the Cost it May Have - Roi Cohen Kadosh, PhD
  • Combining Stimulation with Pharmacology to Maximize Effects - Michael Nitsche, PhD
  • Combining Stimulation with Gaming and Cognitive Remediation - Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Break (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Panel Discussion Moderated by Elsa Punset (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

Summary Remarks and Closing (1:00 PM – 1:30 PM)          

Cost and Location

There is no cost to attend the conference, although we do require advanced registration (see above). The conference will be held at the Casa Macaya, located in the heart of Barcelona, conveniently near the Verdaguer subway station and the intersection of Passeig de St Joan and Avinguda Diagonal.

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Registration for this event is now closed.





More Information

If you have additional questions, please contact Sean Kramar, Medical Education Coordinator, at skramar@bidmc.harvard.edu or +001 (617) 667-0205.