- The 7th Annual Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting
- Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
- June 2–3, 2023
- Organized by the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering of Aalto University School of Science
- Prior to the BrainSTIM conference, the 9th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop will be organized in Espoo, starting on May 27, 2023
BrainSTIM 2023 | Background and Perspective
Brain imaging has made great strides in understanding the mechanisms of normal human brain function, and the changes associated with brain and mental illness. However, this work has been mostly observational, obtaining correlations that cannot be used to prove causation, and with limited direct benefits for patients.
Brain stimulation has shown early promise for improving human behavior and reducing symptoms of brain and mental illness, and also for testing hypotheses derived from brain imaging data. However, it is still mostly empirical, with little understanding of its underlying mechanisms, or of methods to optimize its effects.
The combination of brain imaging and stimulation could lead to many advances in both fields, providing a better understanding of human brain organization, optimization of neuroenhancement in healthy people, an improved understanding of the mechanisms of neurostimulation, and improved treatments for brain and mental illness.
BrainSTIM 2023 | The Meeting
BrainSTIM 2015 was one of the first meetings to focus on the combination of brain imaging and stimulation. This meeting had over 120 attendees, six keynote speakers and 17 speakers in four oral sessions derived from the submitted abstracts. Subsequent BrainSTIM meetings welcomed participants from over 30 countries, averaging 115 attendees, dozens of world class keynote speakers and almost 100 presenters in oral and poster sessions.
Like its predecessors, BrainSTIM 2023 will focus on the combination of brain imaging and stimulation. The meeting will have keynote lectures by leaders in the fields of brain imaging and stimulation, oral sessions selected from submitted abstracts, poster sessions and other opportunities to network. The BrainSTIM will inform and educate all who are interested in these topics, from novices to experts.