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A clinical trial of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in autism spectrum disorder

TMS is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation. It is administered through a plastic-coated metallic coil that generates brief but powerful magnetic pulses. When these pulses are delivered to the scalp, they create a small amount of electricity in the brain that stimulates nerve cells.

Participants in this study will undergo 20 sessions of TMS. In this study, we apply TMS to a region of the brain called the right temporoparietal junction, or rTPJ. The rTPJ is a part of the brain that is involved in social understanding and social communication.

Some participants will receive the real form of TMS, while others will receive a sham or placebo form. The sham or placebo form mimics the feeling of TMS, but no brain stimulation is delivered.

Find out more on the study website.


To be eligible for this study, participants must be:

  • Aged 14 - 40 years old

  • Have a formal autism diagnosis

  • Be fluent/proficient in English

Not have any medical condition listed in the exclusion criteria

This study is currently OPEN. Register your interest below. 

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