Tackling connectivity using non-invasive brain stimulation

Chair: Martin Tik

Venue: MR Centre, Lazarettgasse 14, Medical University of Vienna, which is a 10 min walk from the University of Vienna.

The integration of functional connectivity and brain stimulation methods has been shown to promote the advances in both fields: in terms of connectivity research TMS can help to understand the interactions between remote brain areas on a new causal level, while network measures can promote guiding and evaluation of TMS application and improve stimulation protocols.

This symposium provides a comprehensive profile on current TMS research. It covers different types of application options in cognitive and clinical neuroscience as well as research on efficacy and TMS mechanism of action. The symposium is meant to enable a translational dialogue and active discussion on chances and difficulties in TMS research.

The meeting will have keynote lectures by leaders in  the fields of physiological, psychological research, neurology and psychiatry as well as in technical fields.


Claus Lamm
SCAN-Unit, Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Non-invasive brain stimulation in social neuroscience

Axel Thielscher
Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Denmark
Tracking brain connectivity by means of concurrent TMS-fMRI: Prospects and challenges

Yuranny Cabral Calderín
Department Cognitive Neurology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Modulating resting state functional connectivity with transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)

Jure Bon
Neurology department, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana
Modulating brain connectivity with TMS in psychiatric disorders

Debby Klooster
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Global changes in functional connectivity induced by local transcranial magnetic stimulation

Ruben Perellón Alfonso
Neurology department, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana
Concurrent TMS-EEG in the study of brain connectivity

Martin Tik
fMRI.at, MR Centre of Excellence, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Multimodal assessment of TMS acute and long-term changes