Seminar | Electric fields in the human central nervous system: computational models of new non-invasive techniques | 06-08-2019 | 12:00h
Abstract: Current interest in the non-invasive application of electric fields to the human central nervous system is driven by the development of new techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), or tumor treating fields (TTFields). In this talk we will describe these techniques and the computational models we have developed to predict the electric field induced in the brain, spinal cord or brain tumor. We will then present our main findings and discuss future work.
Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon. He obtained a BSc and a PhD in Physics from the University of Sussex, UK and an MSc in Computer Science from the University College London. His research focusses on calculating the electric field produced by non-invasive brain and spinal cord stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), or by tumor treating fields (TTFields). The main aims are to optimize electric field delivery to the target region and to understand the biophysical principles underlying these techniques.