Psychology & Psychiatry

New research maps how the brain changes during depression treatment

For the first time, researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The results were published today in the American ...

Neuroscience

Mild electrical stimulation could boost cognitive ability

Imagine putting on a helmet embedded with tiny electrodes that sit on your scalp, delivering a gentle electrical current to certain areas of your brain. After about 10 to 20 minutes, you might find yourself with a better ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stimulating the gut–brain nerve can influence emotion

Stimulating the vagus nerve, which provides a direct link between the gut and brain, makes people pay less attention to sad facial expressions. This research study by psychologists Katerina Johnson and Laura Steenbergen is ...

Neuroscience

The role of the cerebellum in absence seizures

Stimulation of certain cerebellar areas could help combat absence seizures. However, what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the brain in this form of epilepsy and how exactly stimulation has an effect is not ...

Neuroscience

AI could predict ideal patients for spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive FDA-approved treatment to manage chronic pain such as back and neck pain. This neuromodulation technique uses electricity and an implantable device, which has been increasingly ...

Neuroscience

Smooth movements are achieved by stable basal ganglia activity

Smooth movements require coordinated control of muscles. Even a simple reaching movement involves coordinated movements of a person's shoulder, arm, wrist and fingers, which are controlled by temporally precise commands from ...

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