Being open minded about neuromodulation trials: Finding success in our "failures".

  title={Being open minded about neuromodulation trials: Finding success in our "failures".},
  author={Joseph J. Fins and Cynthia S. Kubu and Helen S. Mayberg and Reinhard Merkel and Bart Nuttin and Thomas E. Schlaepfer},
  journal={Brain stimulation},
  volume={10 2},
As part of the efforts of a multi-disciplinary, international working group focused on ethical issues in neuromodulation for neuro-psychiatric disorders, we propose a novel; strategy for study design which iteratively applies new knowledge to on-going and future trials. Under current practice, device studies may be closed or categorized as "failures" before knowledge embedded in them can be fully mined. We propose the use of an iterative process to gain knowledge from subjects who have… CONTINUE READING
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