Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies

Category: Neurostimulation Rounds

Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrew Lim

This coming Tuesday – August 18th, Dr. Andrew Lim from the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Research Institute will be giving a talk on his current research in sleep disturbance and circadian biology. Dr. Lim is an Assistant Professor for Department of Neurology at the University of Toronto. In addition, he will be collaborating on an upcoming project at the NINET lab looking into ER admissions.

Dr. Lim will be giving his guest presentation Tuesday August 18th, 2015 in room 2NA/B at the Detwiller Pavillion – UBC Hospital at 12:00pm. Don’t worry if you miss his talk though. We’ll have more on Dr. Lim, his research, and slides from his presentation in an upcoming post.

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Janet F. Werker

Earlier this week, Dr. Janet F. Werker from the Infant Studies Centre of the Psychology Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) gave a talk on “Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Probe Language Processing in the Infant Brain”.

Dr. Janet F. Werker is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Psychology at UBC. She is internationally recognized for her research investigating the perceptual foundations of language acquisition in infancy.

Her current research focuses on understanding the critical first steps of speech perception in infancy that eventually establishes the process of language acquisition. In order to do this type of research, her lab practices Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), which is a non-invasive technique that uses near-infrared wavelengths to measures cortical activation or brain function through detecting changes of Oxy- and Deoxy – Hemoglobin (blood flow) associated with neural activity.

For anyone interested about the talk and would like an insight into Dr. Janet F. Werker’s research, the slides can be found in the link below.

Dr. Janet F. Werker NIRS Presentation

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NINET Hosting a Free Public Lecture!

The NINET Lab would like to try something new this month. Instead of hosting another Neurostimulation Round, the NINET Lab would like to welcome the public to attend a free lecture. The lecture will be presented by NINET’s own Dr. Vila-Rodriguez and will provide insight on the topic of treating depression with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and discuss the advantages and disadvantages that may come with using rTMS.

Seating is limited for this event, so if you are interested in attending feel free to email: adam.dipinto@ubc.ca

For more information please refer to the poster below.

NINET - Public Lecture Poster

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