Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory

Head Scan

In order to understand how individual areas of the brain influence, perception, attention and memory, The School of Psychology has a dedicated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) laboratory. This allows researchers to safely stimulate neurons in individual regions of the brain and see how it impacts performance. A metal coil is placed on the surface of the head and this produces a brief but powerful magnetic pulse. This pulse allows researchers to ‘turn off’ a specific area of the brain for a very short period.