Brain stimulation with ultrasound may enhance cognitive function

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 15:11 in Psychology & Sociology

The ability to diagnose and treat brain dysfunction without surgery, may rely on a new method of noninvasive brain stimulation using pulsed ultrasound developed by a team of scientists. The approach shows that pulsed ultrasound stimulates action potentials in intact motor cortex in mice and elicits motor responses comparable to those only previously achieved with implanted electrodes.

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