WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM NON-INVASIVE BRAIN STIMULATION?

The non-invasive brain stimulation research and its clinical applications over the past 20 years have developed in three main directions:

♦ emotion regulation (elevating the symptoms of Depression, OCD and Anxiety)

♦ cognitive enhancement (peak performance, improving working memory, attention, reading and numerical skills)

♦ functional recovery (post stroke recovery, reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s, etc.)

Non-invasive brain stimulation can both trigger and amplify neuroplasticity and it is a powerful tool for enhancing cognition, improving mood and regaining function. It is important, however, that this tool is used systematically and with responsibility; each and every use ought to be guided by knowledge, scientific understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms of its action and by a precise electrophysiological analysis of the individual brain. At the Bright Brain Centre we conduct a detailed brain assessment involving multiple factors prior to suggesting any stimulation protocol. Based on this assessment and on the careful monitoring of the client’s ongoing physiological and verbal responses, we select the individually most suitable type, amount and frequency of brain stimulation. The efficacy of the brain stimulation seems to increase when administered, while the individual is on a task or in a specific context that poses problems for them. For instance, stimulating the brain areas involved in numerical processing, while individuals struggling with Maths are solving maths problems, would help improve their maths skills faster and more efficiently than if the stimulation is applied, while watching a movie. At the Bright Brain Centre, we offer a wide variety of tasks to engage with during stimulation.

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