Researchers invent new method for non-invasive deep brain stimulation

Signal of change / Researchers invent new method for non-invasive deep brain stimulation

By Dorothy Ng / 06 Jun 2017

Researchers Invent New Method for Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation

When Edward Boyden and Nir Grossman at the MIT Media Lab in the spring of 2014 met for a brainstorming session, they made a list of every possible way one could artificially excite brain cells. They produced a long list that included variations on multiple types of energy-electric fields, ultrasound, magnets, light-each with significant drawbacks.



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