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Non-invasive brain stimulation, COVID-19, Transcranial magnetic stimulation, Transcranial direct current stimulation, Transcranial alternating current stimulation, Transcranial electrical stimulation



The COVID-19 pandemic has broadly disrupted biomedical treatment and research including non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). Moreover, the rapid onset of societal disruption and evolving regulatory restrictions may not have allowed for systematic planning of how clinical and research work may continue throughout the pandemic or be restarted as restrictions are abated. The urgency to provide and develop NIBS as an intervention for diverse neurological and mental health indications, and as a catalyst of fundamental brain research, is not dampened by the parallel efforts to address the most life-threatening aspects of COVID-19; rather in many cases the need for NIBS is heightened including the potential to mitigate mental health consequences related to COVID-19.


Full list of authors: Marom Bikson, Colleen A. Hanlon, Adam J. Woods, Bernadette T. Gillick, Leigh Charvet, Claus Lamm, Graziella Madeo, Adrienn Holczer, Jorge Almeida, Andrea Antal, Mohammad Reza Ay, Chris Baeken, Daniel M. Blumberger, Salvatore Campanella, Joan A. Camprodon, Lasse Christiansen, Colleen Loo, Jennifer T. Crinion, Paul Fitzgerald, Luigi Gallimberti, Peyman Ghobadi-Azbari, Iman Ghodratitoostani, Roland H. Grabner, Gesa Hartwigsen, Akimasa Hirata, Adam Kirton, Helena Knotkova, Evgeny Krupitsky, Paola Marangolo, Ester M. Nakamura-Palacios, Weronika Potok, Samir K. Praharaj, Christian C. Ruff, Gottfried Schlaug, Hartwig R. Siebner, Charlotte J. Stagg, Axel Thielscher, Nicole Wenderoth, Ti-Fei Yuan, Xiaochu Zhang, Hamed Ekhtiar

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Brain Stimulation, v. 13, issue 4, p. 1124-1149