nanoTalks: Public Trust & Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Come and join the next series of our nanoTalks to find out all about public trust and get to know the basics of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Talk 1: What is public trust?

Presented by Felix Gille, Postdoc at Chair of Bioethics, Health Ethics and Policy Lab, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich

The rise of trust as a topic in public debate about governments, private industries or the state sector, suggests a public need to address problems of trust. Despite the increasing prominence of the concept of trust in public discourse as well as an increase of research on public trust, there exists little common understanding of what public trust is. By using the example of public trust in the English healthcare system, this talk will discuss what constitutes public trusts as well as how governments can increase levels of public trust.

Talk 2:  Using magnets to observe brain activity

Presented by Andreea Loredana Cretu, PhD candidate at the ETH Zurich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology in the Neural Control of Movement Lab led by Prof. Nicole Wenderoth

«If I were to tell you that I can stimulate your brain by placing a magnet close to it, you would probably think that I am kidding. But the fact is that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been used in research and medicine for over 35 years and its benefits are manifold». This talk will describe the basics of transcranial magnetic stimulation and will focus on specific cases where this technique is used to quantify changes in the human motor system.

nanoTalks are supported by UZH Alumni.

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