Center for Brain Stimulation - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Center for Brain Stimulation (CBS)

The Center for Brain Stimulation (CBS) is a joint research program between RIC and Northwestern University. Our goal is to improve the function and quality of life for individuals with neurological and/or psychiatric disorders by developing novel transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques.

Our interdisciplinary team includes neuroscientists, physicians, psychologists, engineers, post-doctoral fellows, technicians, and students. With help from our patients, we focus on creating brain stimulation techniques that advance motor, sensory-perceptual, cognitive, and affective well-being.

CBS is a Northwestern University (NU) Core, meaning that its resources are available to academic investigators at Northwestern University and beyond. In addition to brain stimulation, we simultaneously record brain activity with electroencephalography (EEG) and/or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand how brain connectivity changes as a result of TMS and to optimize our stimulation parameters.

Our state-of-the-art MRI-navigated multi-channel TMS system was built with a 2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Shared Instrumentation Grant. To cover our running costs, we have received funds from RIC and the NU Core, as well as collect user fees.

If you are interested in learning more or donating to keep us running, please contact the CBS Director Tommi Raij