The main goal of the IFCN is to strive to promote education and the attainment of the highest level of knowledge and understanding in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology.

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Somewhere between 33% and 50% of all scientific discoveries are estimated to have been stumbled upon. Louis Pasteur is credited with the famous saying, however, that "Luck favours the prepared mind".  Please click here for more information on IFCN Research.

The International Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ICNS) is a Society formed by the IFCN for individual members from countries that do not have an affiliated Clinical Neurophysiology Society. For more information, please click here.

If you are a neurophysiologist from a country that does not have a Neurophysiology Society, please click here for information on how to join the ICNS.
Recommendations for the Practice of Clinical Neurophysiology: Guidelines of the IFCN contains guidelines, recommendations and glossaries for the practice of Clinical Neurophysiology. It is meant to be useful to the physician as well as to advanced technologists and basic scientists.

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Transcranial electric stimulation (tES), in particular transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), has emerged as a widely distributed research tool for influencing human brain function. Its simplicity and low cost has contributed substantially to its do-it-yourself (DIY) use for brain enhancement or even treatment of diseases in lay populations. Here, we define DIY as self-application of tES without fully conforming to a verified efficacious protocol and/or using a device that has not been certified. DIY-ers are either healthy subjects looking for neuroenhancement and/or patients (most frequently chronic pain, seasonal affective and generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar or schizophrenic patients) seeking treatment. Their primary goal is self-improvement or self-treatment on a self-observational basis.

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The IFCN is pleased to announce three sets of scholarships for young clinical neurophysiologists for 2016:

  • Three education scholarships
  • Three research scholarships
  • Two scholarships for Africans training in Africa
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  IFCN Journal

The International Federation
of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) has decided to publish, via Elsevier, a new journal, Clinical Neurophysiology Practice. The journal will be on-line only and open access. Please click here for more information.

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  Definition of Clinical Neurophysiology
 
Clinical Neurophysiology is a medical specialty, or sub-speciality, concerned with function and dysfunction of the nervous system, caused by disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle, using physiological and imaging techniques to measure nervous system activity. When interpreted in relation to the clinical presentation of patients, data from these techniques can either diagnose, or assist in the diagnosis of, neurological conditions and quantify, monitor and follow progression of such conditions. Clinical Neurophysiology also encompasses physiological methods for therapy of neurological and psychiatric disorders.




 
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