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McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Workshop

St. Louis, MO
October 20, 1999

The McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience workshop will discuss what transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is and how it can further our understanding of the neural processes underlying human cognition. We are attempting to cover a lot of ground in one day and we appreciate the effort you are making to participate in this workshop. To maximize the effectiveness of this limited time, the day will consist of two sessions. The morning session is devoted to short, informal presentations focusing on particular aspects of TMS and its uses as a tool investigating brain function. The presentations will provide overviews of data relevant to the major issues concerning TMS (What does it do? How does it do it? How safe is it? How specific are its effects? For what kinds of studies is it most useful? How does it fit with other tools?). The morning schedule is very tight and speakers must keep to time. Questions asked during the morning session should be limited to requests for clarification.

The afternoon session is set aside for general discussions by the participants about the particular strengths and weaknesses TMS and other brain imaging/sensing tools bring to human studies, particularly when used in combination (e.g. studies combining fMRI and TMS). All participants are welcome to bring one overhead or slide that could be used during the discussion session to illustrate specific points. Please do not schedule your departures until after the conclusion of the discussion period. We look forward to a stimulating workshop.

AM Schedule: All speakers are requested to keep their presentations brief and informal. Speakers should concentrate on providing key background information for use during the general discussion period rather than attempting to summarize large bodies of research as is traditional for symposium presentations. Please limit your remarks to 25 minutes.

8:00 - 8:30 Continental breakfast and welcoming remarks
8:30 - 8:55 Eric Wassermann, NINDS
9:00 - 9:25 Mark George, Medical University of South Carolina
9:30 - 9:55 Sarah "Holly" Lissanby, Columbia University
10:00 - 10:25 Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:55 Tomas Paus, Montreal Neurological Institute
11:00 - 11:25 Vincent Walsh, Oxford University
11:30 - 11:55 Peter Fox, University of Texas Health Sciences Center
12:00 - 12:25 Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard Medical School
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break

PM Schedule:
1:45 - 4:00 Participant Discussion


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