The overarching goal of the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R) is to exert a sustained, powerful influence on the research field of NM4R through understanding the mechanisms and use of brain stimulation and operant conditioning of brain and spinal cord networks integrated with rehabilitation principles. To do so, the center offers free workshops.
1. The participant will gain basic skills carrying out NM4R studies, such as ability to make basic TMS neurophysiology measurements (e.g., determine motor threshold).
2. Participants will become part of a community of NM4R researchers who are familiar with the physiological and technical background underlying the use of NM4R.
3. The participant’s background in NM4R will extend beyond just brain stimulation or operant conditioning alone and that knowing the basics of both creates knowledge that is greater than the sum of the parts.
4. The participant will infuse the principles of rehabilitation into their neuromodulation experimental designs and specific aims for grant proposals.
Thus, the purpose of this level one workshop is to introduce a range of concepts of NM4R (brain stimulation and operant conditioning) and give skills in basic TMS and operant conditioning neurophysiology.
Individuals desiring certification will be tested by Dr. Mark George on TMS use. Successful individuals will receive a certificate for learning and demonstrating the basic skills.