This webinar was held on October 22, 2020 featuring Wynn Legon, Ph.D. from the University of Virginia presenting:

"Human Applications of Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound in Neuromodulation"

View the lecture and Q & A from the following links:

Part 1 Download
Part 2 Download
Wynn Legon's research is focused on exploring how ultrasound can be used as a non-invasive method to modulate cortical and sub-cortical excitability in the human brain. He employs various methods to non-invasively monitor brain activity in response to ultrasound including EEG, EMG, fMRI and TMS. In addition, his team also tests the effect of ultrasound to cortical and sub-cortical areas on behavior. The lab also fabricates transducers and conducts empirical acoustic testing and computer modelling of acoustic wave propagation to better understand the energy and location of ultrasound effects. Dr. Legon looks to adapt and optimize focused ultrasound for non-invasive human brain mapping with eventual translation to clinical populations for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

The lab also conducts basic ultrasound neuromodulation research in small and large animal preparations exploring optimal parameters and safety for efficacious modulation.

This session was jointly moderated by Pierre Pouget and Jérôme Sallet. Pierre Pouget is a biomedical expert in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology at CNRS. Jérôme Sallet is a Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology and the Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain at Oxford University.

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