Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Sparks Interest

Israelis reveal a mechanism for accurate and individualized control of brain activity using ultrasonic waves Accurate and noninvasive artificial brain stimulation is one of the holy grails for neuroscientists looking to advance brain research and treatment. Ultrasonic neuromodulation – exciting the neurons using ultrasound waves – shows great promise as a way to complement … [Read more...]

Brain Surgeons Now Can Practice

Just as pilots can use flight simulators to practice for difficult missions before setting foot in a plane, now brain surgeons can rehearse challenging microsurgical procedures before making a single incision. Already in use at US teaching hospitals and soon to be available to practicing neurosurgeons, the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP) neurosurgery simulator … [Read more...]