June – NMDA-mediated plasticity

This month we’ll talk about the NMDA-mediated plasticity hypothesis of brain stimulation. We’ve been speculating for a long time that neuromodulation affects neuroplasticity, but this has been something of a holy grail that had not been proven – until recently. Our speaker on 6/16/22 will be Alex McGirr from the University of Calgary, who will talk about mechanistically-informed pharmacological augmentation of TMS. Our journal club on 6/9/22 was on Josh Brown’s recent paper on NMDA-mediated plasticity with TMS: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7224691/