Effect of rTMS Tourrette’s Syndrome

Students: Keon Ma

Type of project: Basic, Mind and Body

Grant Type: Undergraduate

Year of Award: 2015

Supervisor: Dr. MacMaster

Institutions Affiliated: University of Calgary

Description: Tourette’s syndrome is characterized by impulsivity and various behavioural “ticks”, and has been under studied in a paediatric population. This project seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation in treating  Tourette’s while exploring this the reason for this effectiveness to the actions of the brain chemical GABA.