TY - JOUR TI - Laboratory Administration of Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS): Technique, Targeting, and Considerations AU - AU - Badran, Bashar W. AU - AU - Yu, Alfred B. AU - AU - Adair, Devin AU - AU - Mappin, Georgia AU - AU - DeVries, William H. AU - AU - Jenkins, Dorothea D. AU - AU - George, Mark S. AU - AU - Bikson, Marom DA - 2019/01/07/ PY - 2019 KW - Neuroscience KW - taVNS KW - tVNS KW - VNS KW - Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation KW - vagus nerve stimulation KW - ear stimulation AB - Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be administered via a novel, emerging neuromodulatory technique known as transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS). Unlike cervically-implanted VNS, taVNS is an inexpensive and non-surgical method used to modulate the vagus system. taVNS is appealing as it allows for rapid translation of basic VNS research and serves as a safe, inexpensive, and portable neurostimulation system for the future treatment of central and peripheral disease. The background and rationale for taVNS is described, along with electrical and parametric considerations, proper ear targeting and attachment of stimulation electrodes, individual dosing via determination of perception threshold (PT), and safe administration of taVNS. UR - http://www.sunshinejia.com/video/58984 SP - e58984 IS - 143 PB - MyJoVE Corp JO - JoVE SN - 1940-087X DO - doi:10.3791/58984 ER -