Currently, our research group is carrying out a project focused on investigating the integrity of cerebral plasticity mechanisms as markers of maintaining brain health using non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging methods. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a non-invasive technique that allows us to induce transient plastic changes in the cerebral cortex through magnetic pulses. The combination of this technique with neuroimaging will allow us to study in detail the response of your brain to stimulation and establish brain health markers that we will then relate to the different neuropsychological and cognitive measures.
The study consists of 3 experimental sessions. Each session will be on a different day with a minimum of 1 day and a maximum of 30 days between sessions. During the first session, a neuropsychological examination and an MRI scan will be performed. In the two subsequent sessions, we will combine transcranial magnetic stimulation (iTBS) with electroencephalography. Finally, after 1 year, some of the participants will be called for a new non-invasive brain stimulation session similar to the baseline sessions.