Utiliser la stimulation pour élucider les fonctions et moduler le cerveau
Using stimulation to elucidate and modulate brain function, Forestville, HEC Montréal
May 8th, 2023
Since the early days of neuroscience, stimulation has been used as a tool to understand the brain. The most famous example is probably the use of surface stimulation that allowed Wilder Penfield and Clinton Woolsey to establish the homonculus and simiunculus. Today, stimulation is still one of the main methods to study the different functions of the brain. In addition, stimulation is at the heart of the development of various innovative treatments that aim to modulate the brain to improve the lives of patients. One example is deep brain stimulation, which can reduce tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Fundamental laboratories are currently using and developing new stimulation approaches that allow the isolation of the functions of various cell subpopulations, the manipulation of the brain in a non-invasive and safe way, or the continuous interaction with the brain through smart implants. This symposium will bring together various experts, professors and students, who use stimulation in cutting-edge applications to understand the brain or develop new treatments.
This content has been updated on 10 May 2023 at 14 h 32 min.