PERTH – rTMS


Fields of
Dreams – how
magnets move
the mind

rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) induces electrical current flow in specifically targeted areas of the brain and this has been shown to improve the condition of people suffering from clinical depression. Why and how this happens isn’t exactly clear.

Join the research team at Perron Institute W.A. and their PLEX Research Partners as they seek to unravel the underlying mechanisms of this effect and explore the promising developments for people with lived experience of mental illness.

PERTH - rTMS

Latest Episode

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 04 Episode 06 – And now for the hard cell…

    The SYNERGIES Research Partners squirm a little, as Principal Investigator Jenny Roberts reveals her favourite room… and her passion for living brain cells. +

  • Synergies - Perth rTMS

    Meeting 1 Episode 1 – What happens when the brain changes?

    To kick-off the new SYNERGIES programme at Perron Institute, Principal investigator and brain-plasticity superstar Prof. Jennifer Rodger takes the PLEX-RPs through a brief overview of what she is researching and why. +

  • Synergies - Perth rTMS

    Meeting 01 Episode 02 – Explaining the Hemispheres of the Brain

    The idea that your brain is separated into two halves, each one having a monopoly on creativity or analysis, has entered the vernacular. But as with many complex systems, and it doesn’t get any more complex than the brain, this +

  • Synergies - Perth rTMS

    Meeting 01 Episode 03 – What is rTMS?

    Gizmos on the head and machines that go “beep”? Before the team begin to define their roles in the research project, everyone needs to know what rTMS is all about... +

Research Partners

Jennifer – PI

Alynka

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 02 Episode 01 – Pre-clinical Patient Profiles

    Having already established that the PLEX - Research Partners won’t be the ones having their brains “zapped”, who exactly will be included in the upcoming clinical trial and how do they qualify? +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 02 Episode 02 – “Ok – so how exactly does this rTMS thing work?”

    In the previous episode we heard about the “mechanics" of receiving rTMS treatment but how, exactly, does flooding the brain with a magnetic field change the way we think? +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 02 Episode 03 – “The good the bad and the plasticity…”

    In an effort to clarify the mechanism behind rTMS and how much it relies on brain plasticity, Alynka identifies a dastardly dichotomy - how do you build the good connections without bringing the bad along with you... +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 02 Episode 04 – “All I want for Christmas is… a 20-million dollar brain-scanner”

    A brain scanner is a very serious piece of scientific kit with a massive price ticket beyond that of mere mortals - but, as the holidays approach, the SYNERGIES rTMS gang are hoping for something special in their stockings... +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 02 Episode 05 – “Time well spent…”

    One of the key considerations of rTMS therapy is the individual treatment duration and the overall period of treatment required to effectively alleviate symptoms. In this video it's time for some timely advice... +

Research Partners

Jennifer – PI

Alynka

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 03 Episode 01 – Walking the ethical line…

    One of the key considerations of rTMS therapy is the individual treatment duration and the overall period of treatment required to effectively alleviate symptoms. In this video it's time for some timely advice... +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 03 Episode 02 – “A PhD deconstruction…”

    One of the key considerations of rTMS therapy is the individual treatment duration and the overall period of treatment required to effectively alleviate symptoms. In this video it's time for some timely advice... +

Research Partners

Jennifer – PI

Alynka

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 04 Episode 01 – Lifting the Curtain…

    To help the rTMS team get a clearer picture of the process at the heart of the research project, a quick tour of the equipment involved is in order - and a chance to lift the laboratory curtain... +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 04 Episode 02 – “Sham alama ding dong…?”

    One of the important aspects of all research is to measure the "real" against "fake" and rTMS is no different . So just how do you make it seems like everyone is eating the same treatment when part of it +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 04 Episode 03 – To treat or not to treat…

    As the rTMS team prepare to do a "hands on” dry run, to demonstrate the process, they ask is this treatment or research? +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 04 Episode 04 – I really want to go there…

    As the rTMS team prepare to do a "hands on” dry run, to demonstrate the process, they ask is this treatment or research? +

  • Synergies – Perth rTMS

    Meeting 04 Episode 06 – And now for the hard cell…

    The SYNERGIES Research Partners squirm a little, as Principal Investigator Jenny Roberts reveals her favourite room… and her passion for living brain cells. +

Research Partners

Jennifer – PI

Alynka

MORE PROJECTS

Laboratory of Neuro-epigenetics, University and ETH
Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology, CHUV
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Perron Institute and UWA Medical School
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