Baltimore Science Cafe: Brain Stimulation

Wednesday January 17, 7:30PM

@ Red Emma's

It's time for the first Baltimore Science Cafe of the year! This month's speaker is Dr. Pablo Celnik, a researcher and clinician in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

In the last two decades, significant advances have been made demonstrating that it is possible to augment brain function in humans using non-invasive brain stimulation. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), new findings have proven possible to enhance learning attention in humans, recollection of memories, language processing, reduction of pain and depression, and change risk-taking behaviors. These reports have caught the attention and interests of the medical and military community, athletes, gamers and the general population. But, is it true that we can affect all these behaviors? Can we make humans behave like superhumans? In this conversation, Dr. Celnik will discuss scientific advances using non-invasive brain stimulation and its implications to humans currently and in the future. 

The Baltimore Science Cafes are put on by Project Bridge, a science outreach organization dedicated to bring the most exciting scientific research to the public. Funding provided by the Hopkins SOM GSA, Alumni Association, and Department of Neuroscience

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