Focused Ultrasound for Modulation of the Nervous System Featured

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, January 15

Ultrasound is an entirely noninvasive method of modulating neural activity. Great strides have recently been made in employing novel stimulation parameters and utilizing pharmacological adjuncts to improve the capabilities of ultrasonic neuromodulation. These tools promise to provide new insights into brain circuitry and new modes of treating neuropsychological diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe two classes of drug useful for uncaging with ultrasound
  • Describe one example of how ultrasound can change neural activity
  • Explain why noninvasive treatments are needed for epilepsy
  • Discuss targets for neuromodulation in disorders of consciousness.
Faculty:

Raag Airan

Nathan McDannold 

Jan Kubanek, PhD

Alexander Bystritsky

Caroline Schnakers