Dr. Andreas Bungert

Address: Spemannstr. 41
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 3.B.03
Phone: +49 7071 601 927
Fax: +49 7071 601 702
E-Mail: Andreas.Bungert


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Andreas Bungert

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow  Unit: Alumni Scheffler

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic induciton to induce electric fields, which can alter brain function. Although TMS is widely used in neuroscience, little is know about the strength and shape of the electric field and how it is connected to the observable effects of TMS.

My primary reaserch goal is to further develop methods for simulating these electric fields using realitic head models and systematically validating them against the results of TMS experiments.

Further I aim at developing non-invasive MRI-based methods for measuring the impedance of head tissue.

Finally, the electric field simulations carry the potential to largly improve the spatial specificity of not only TMS, but also of EEG, MEG and TCS.

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Articles (2):

Bungert A, Antunes A, Espenhahn S and Thielscher A (September-2016) Where does TMS Stimulate the Motor Cortex? Combining Electrophysiological Measurements and Realistic Field Estimates to Reveal the Affected Cortex Position Cerebral Cortex Epub ahead.
Bungert A, Espenhahn S and Thielscher A (January-2013) Applying electric field modeling to TMS motor mapping Neurophysiologie Clinique / Clinical Neurophysiology 43(1) 78–79.

Posters (1):

Bungert A, Antunes A and Thielscher A (June-11-2014): Electric field calculations explain physiological responses to TMS during motor cortex stimulation, 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM 2014), Hamburg, Germany.

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