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Researcher Chi-Hung Juan

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Helps To Curb Impulsivity

Inhibitory control can be boosted with a mild form of brain stimulation, according to a study published in the June 2011 issue of Neuroimage, Elsevier’s Journal of Brain Function. The study’s findings indicate that non-invasive intervention can greatly improve patients’ inhibitory control. Conducted by a research team led by Dr. Chi-Hung Juan of the Institute […]

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trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS).

Unique Nerve-Stimulation Treatment Proves Effective Against Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Medications are the mainstay of treatment for epilepsy, but for a considerable number of patients — estimated to be as many as 1 million in the U.S. — drugs do not work. These patients suffer from a type of epilepsy known as refractory or drug-resistant epilepsy, in which drugs cannot control their seizures. But at […]

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Researcher Michele Tagliati, MD

Earlier Deep Brain Stimulation Gets Much Improved Results For Potentially Crippling Dystonia

Patients suffering from dystonia, an uncommon yet potentially crippling movement disorder, get better results if they begin deep brain stimulation therapy sooner rather than later, according to an international study published in the March issue of the Journal of Neurology. Dystonia causes muscles to contract with the affected body part twisting involuntarily and symptoms ranging from […]

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Deep brain stimulation of the anterior thalamic nucleus in the mouse brain results in an increase in the number of new neurons due to an increase in cell division in the mouse hippocampus, specifically among neural stem (green) and progenitor cells (pink). (Credit - Grigori Enikolopov at CSHL)

Scientists Identify Elusive Neuronal Targets Of Deep Brain Stimulation

Shooting steady pulses of electricity through slender electrodes into a brain area that controls complex behaviors has proven to be effective against several therapeutically stubborn neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Now, a new study has found that this technique, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), targets the same class of neuronal cells that are known to respond […]

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the human brain and skull

Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Math Skills

By applying electrical current to the brain, researchers reporting online on November 4 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have shown that they could enhance a person’s mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive functions. The findings may lead to treatments for the estimated 20 percent of the population […]

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