What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?


TMS is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation that uses a magnetic field to stimulate brain cells. A device called a “coil” is held against the scalp, and it generates brief magnetic pulses that pass easily and painlessly through the skull and into the brain. These pulses can be administered repeatedly, which is call repetitive TMS (rTMS). Our lab uses high density EEG (hd-EEG) to measure differences in how the brain responds to rTMS.