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The right stimulation of the right circuits: Merging understanding of brain stimulation mechanisms and systems neuroscience for effective neuromodulation in children

PUBLICATION: 
Book Chapter
Authors: 
Carmel JB, Friel KM.
Year Published: 
2016
Publisher: 
Kirton, Gilbert, editors. Calgary, AB, Canada: Academic Press; 2016. Pediatric Brain Stimulation. 1st ed.; p.195-208.
Identifiers: 
ISBN:9780128020012
Print Book

Abstract

Pediatric Brain Stimulation: Mapping and Modulating the Developing BrainĀ presents the latest on this rapidly expanding field that has seen an exponential growth in publications over the past 10 years. Non-invasive modalities like TMS can painlessly map and measure complex neurophysiology in real patients. Neuromodulatory applications like rTMS and tDCS carry increasingly proven therapeutic applications. Rapidly advancing technological methodologies are increasing opportunities and indications.

Despite all these benefits, applications in the more plastic developing brains of children are only just emerging. This book provides a comprehensive overview of brain stimulation in children. Chapters include Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) fundamentals, brain stimulation in pediatric neurological conditions, and invasive brain stimulation.

The main audience for this research will be those interested in applying brain stimulation technologies to advance clinical research and patient care, although a wide variety of clinicians and scientist will find this to be a valuable reference on brain stimulation with specific chapters on a variety of conditions.