Research Group


Group leader: Axel Thielscher

The main focus of our group is on advancing non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation (TBS) methods as a means to modulate and shape brain activity. Our vision is to transform TBS into an effective medical treatment by personalizing established TBS methods and introducing novel TBS approaches with complementary application profiles.

Most TBS approaches use electric currents that are focally induced in superficial brain areas. We develop and apply biophysical models to reveal and optimize the current flow patterns in the brain and to estimate their impact on neural activity. The computational modeling work is complemented by applying neuroimaging approaches such as functional MRI (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to better characterize the impact of neurostimulation on brain activity. 

We are interested in human sensorimotor integration and motor control, which sets the neuroscientific scene in which we employ and test the NTBS methods.

Our research is carried out from both DTU and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, where we have access to MR scanners.

Visit the Magnetic Resonance Section site for a detailed description of group facilities and activities.