Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: What to Expect at Johns Hopkins

Noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is painless and safe, it has minimal side effects, and it has been used in thousands of people worldwide. It aims to improve quality of life and reduce the effects of issues related to speaking, swallowing, movement, cognition and other functions. This can be achieved with one of two approaches:

  • Stimulating the damaged area of the brain to help restore the affected function
  • Stimulating a different area of the brain to compensate for the loss of function