Researchers at the School and CINN use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to study the function of the brain in perception, action, cognition, language, and emotion regulation. TMS works by applying a short magnetic pulse directly over a small portion of the brain, inducing weak electrical currents in the nerve cells underneath, and interfering - temporarily! - with their function. TMS is a powerful research technique when used alone, but here in CINN we are also using TMS in conjunction with electroencephalography (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This puts CINN and the University of Reading at the forefront of human neuroscience research and makes us one of a very small number of research institutes with this technological capability.

PLEASE READ: This page has been experiencing lots of trouble recently - the University MySQL server seems to be having problems. Your staff web-pages are no longer receiving information from this database. Please contact the appropriate ITS support staff for updates to your staff profile webpages.

Things to do now

Contact us:

  • Email:
  • Tel:
    +44 (0)118 378 8523
  • Fax:
    +44 (0)118 378 6715
  • SatNav postcode:
    RG6 7BE

   Find us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   University of Reading's Channel

Page navigation


Search Form

A-Z lists