The Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) is a team of scientists and clinicians within the Neurology Department at the University of Pennsylvania committed to advancing groundbreaking basic, translational, and clinical research involving neuromodulation. The central objectives of the LCNS are to employ noninvasive neuromodulation techniques in order to
- further elucidate the neural basis of cognition,
- develop and implement novel stimulation-based therapies for neurologic disorders, particularly those that affect cognition and sensorimotor function throughout the lifespan,
- reveal critical and modifiable behaviorally-relevant circuit and network properties of the human brain.
In order to accomplish these objectives, LCNS investigators combine noninvasive brain stimulation with complimentary approaches, including but not limited to behavioral measures, patient lesion studies, structural and functional neuroimaging, and measures of cortical physiology such as electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). The LCNS actively aims to cultivate partnerships both in the University of Pennsylvania community and beyond, and seeks to share its intellectual expertise, research infrastructure, and brain stimulation resources in order to promote far-reaching multidisciplinary research. In pursuing our objectives, the LCNS aspires to make high-impact discoveries that advance the well-informed use of noninvasive neuromodulation in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, neurology, neurorehabilitation, and beyond.