This is the first lecture in a series of three on the topic of trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), organized by Dr. Jeffrey Zacks, and funded by the McDonnell CSN. Guest Lecturer, Dr. Roy Hamilton, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hamilton is Board Certified in Neurology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and MIT with degrees in Medicine and Health Sciences Technology. He completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hamilton’s research focuses on the characteristics and limits of functional plasticity in the adult human brain; how the brain reorganizes itself in response to injury, and whether it is possible to enhance the brain’s potential for reorganization in order to speed rehabilitation. Dr. Hamilton’s studies use Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to examine and manipulate the functional anatomy and connectivity of the brain in both healthy and injured states. Dr. Hamilton treats patients suffering from dementia. He also evaluates and treats patients with cognitive deficits following stroke.
Title: Transcranial direct current stimulation in cognitive neuroscience, clinical research, and cosmetic neurology.