In this Distinguished Scholars Series event, Mark S. George, MD, Distinguished University Professor in the psychiatry, radiology, and neurology departments at the Medical University of South Carolina, presents a talk on how functional imaging research over the past 20 years has outlined the brain’s cellular networks involved in regulating mood and processing pain. It is now possible to test whether stimulating different parts of these cellular networks can provide therapeutic treatment of depression and pain. In his presentation, Dr. George will consider noninvasive methods for stimulating the brain, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation. He will also critically compare the various approaches with respect to the best available evidence.
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