Lehrstuhl und Sektion Klinische Kognitionswissenschaften am Universitätsklinikum der RWTH Aachen


Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory


The CCS Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory of RWTH Aachen University established in 2012 in collaboration with the Neurosurgery Clinic of UKA to conduct experimental and clinical investigations in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. The laboratory employs techniques of physiological modulation of brain activity: the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and the transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). The facility is located in room 04, corridor C0, fourth floor, UKA main building, and is set up for research, diagnostic, and teaching purpose.

Research focuses on the plasticity and connectivity of fronto-striatal brain areas investigated with TMS and tDCS combined with MRI and PET, motor representations in objects processing, grounding of language in the motor system.

The facility can be light-attenuated. Equipment includes: a Magventure TMS system with programmable stimulation protocols (e.g., monophasic, biphasic, theta-burst) and integrated electromyography to collect Motor-evoked Potentials (MEPs), a LOCALITE neuronavigation system, a tDCS system (neuroConn DC-STIMULATOR MR) that is also compatible with MRI. TMS and tDCS are interfaced with hardware and software for visual and auditory stimulation and behavioural data collection (E-Prime v2.0 http://www.pstnet.com, Presentation https://www.neurobs.com/).


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