Laboratory of Cerebral Dynamics


This laboratory studies the ability of the brain to undergo structural and functional reorganization following early brain damage. In addition to anatomical and behavioral assessments, the functional organization of the brain is also studied using temporary deactivation provided by cooling or transcranial magnetic stimulation in both animal and human models.

Recent Publications

A Novel Approach for Documenting Phosphenes Induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Phosphenes are transient percepts of light that can be induced by applying Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to visually sensitive regions of cortex. We demonstrate a standard protocol for determining the phosphene threshold value and introduce a novel method for quantifying and analyzing perceived phosphenes.

Fried PJ, Elkin-Frankston S, Rushmore RJ, Hilgetag CC, Valero-Cabre A (2011). Characterization of visual percepts evoked by noninvasive stimulation of the human posterior parietal cortex. PLoS One: 6(11)

Primary Investigators

Dr. R. Jarret Rushmore

Antoni Valero-Cabre, Ph.D.

Graduate Students

Seth Elkin-Frankston

Peter J Fried

Software Downloads

LTaP – download executable
LTaP – download full source code