When we designed this course, we assumed participants have general (but not advanced) background knowledge in the areas listed below. Due to time constraints we are not able to teach these topics during this course, they usually are (and if not should be) covered in general academic training in the neurosciences or in clinical training in neurology/psychiatry.
- Basic understanding of the physics behind (electro)magnetism
- Basic clinical knowledge on psychiatric and neurological disorders of the brain
If you want to prepare for the course, we suggest the following reading. It is not a requirement, you will hopefully be able to understand most of the course material without it, but it might help.
- "Handbook of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" by Alvaro Pascual-Leone. ISBN-10: 0340720093; ISBN-13: 978-0340720097
- "Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)", consensus paper by Lefaucheur and many others