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Connecting to the Networks of the Human Brain

Project description

Cortical control and modulation may soon be possible with an advanced stimulation system

The billions of cells in the brain are highly organised and interconnected networks that change dynamically on small and large time scales. Synergistically, understanding of networks involved in neuropathologies has increased along with technologies for observing, manipulating, and measuring them. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that applies magnetic pulses to individual brain areas. It has been used successfully to treat major depression. ConnectToBrain seeks to radically enhance TMS, enabling multi-locus TMS with very high spatiotemporal resolution and closed feedback via a computer-to-brain and a brain-to-computer interface. The ability to stimulate different parts of the cerebral cortex with millisecond delays will inspire novel therapeutics for complex neurological diseases.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-SyG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SyG - Synergy grant

Host institution

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 3 998 905

Beneficiaries (3)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 3 998 905
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 996 264
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 986 625
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments