Noninvasive brain stimulation: From physiology to network dynamics and back

Eran Dayan, Nitzan Censor, Ethan R. Buch, Marco Sandrini, Leonardo G. Cohen*

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Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques have been widely used for studying the physiology of the CNS, identifying the functional role of specific brain structures and, more recently, exploring large-scale network dynamics. Here we review key findings that contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the physiological and behavioral effects of these techniques. We highlight recent innovations using noninvasive stimulation to investigate global brain network dynamics and organization. New combinations of these techniques, in conjunction with neuroimaging, will further advance the utility of their application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-844
Number of pages7
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
US Department of Defense
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeZIANS003030
Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine


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