WHAT ARE NON-INVASIVE BRAIN STIMULATION (NIBS) METHODS AND HOW DO WE UTILIZE THESE AT THE BRIGHT BRAIN CENTRE
The umbrella term Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) methods refers commonly to brain stimulation techniques that do not involve surgical intervention and yet are powerful enough to influence cortical processing. Such techniques are transcranial electric stimulation (tES) and transcranial magnetic field stimulation (TMS). The NIBS methods are are rapidly gaining popularity in the research and therapeutics of mood, cognition and brain functionality due to their capacity to influence brain dynamics in a precise and controlled manner and to enhance cognition and well-being.
At the Bright Bright Centre we offer qEEG/LORETA, symptom and function guided non-invasive brain stimulation. This can be received while on task, as a standalone treatment and in combination with neurofeedback brain training. To model/predict current flow we use the SIMBS open source algorithm.
In the broad sense of the NIBS definition, techniques, such as Audio-visual stimulation used for cognitive entrainment, are also considered NIBS techniques due to their ability to affect brain processing by entraining selected oscillatory brain frequencies and inducing a state change.
We currently utilize the following non-invasive brain stimulation methods:
- Transcranial electrical brain stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS)
- Weak pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation (pEMF)
- Audio-visual and cranial electrical stimulation