Navigation Links
Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance
Date:1/12/2014

brain stimulation technologies transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses magnets to activate the brain, and transcranial direct current stimulation, which uses weak electrical currents delivered directly to the brain through electrodes placed on the head.

"Gaining a better understanding of how pulsed ultrasound affects the balance of synaptic inhibition and excitation in targeted brain regions as well as how it influences the activity of local circuits versus long-range connections will help us make more precise maps of the richly interconnected synaptic circuits in the human brain," said Wynn Legon, the study's first author and a postdoctoral scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. "We hope to continue to extend the capabilities of ultrasound for noninvasively tweaking brain circuits to help us understand how the human brain works."

"The work by Jamie Tyler and his colleagues is at the forefront of the coming tsunami of developing new safe yet effective noninvasive ways to modulate the flow of information in cellular circuits within the living human brain," said Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and a neuroscientist who specializes in brain plasticity. "This approach is providing the technology and proof of principle for precise activation of neural circuits for a range of important uses, including potential treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, psychiatric diseases, and behavioral disorders. Moreover, it arms the neuroscientific community with a powerful new tool to explore the function of the healthy human brain, helping us understand cognition, decision-making, and thought. This is just the type of breakthrough called for in President Obama's BRAIN Initiative to enable dramatic new approaches for exploring the functional circuitry of the living human brain and for treati
'/>"/>

Contact: Paula Byron
pbyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Trial to test using ultrasound to move kidney stones
2. Ultrasound, nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle
3. Ultrasound patch heals venous ulcers in human trial
4. UF researcher shows hawkmoths use ultrasound to combat bats
5. Measuring ultrasound for better treatment of muscle injuries
6. Texas A&M research contributes to improved ultrasound imaging
7. Ultrasound reveals autism risk at birth
8. Springer will collaborate with the Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
9. Neuroscientists prove ultrasound can be tweaked to stimulate different sensations
10. Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer
11. Acoustic tweezers capture tiny creatures with ultrasound
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance
(Date:1/22/2015)... CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 22, 2015 Infinisource has ... introduction of the G2 model. The G2 sets a higher ... company,s iSolved human capital management solution. With plug-and-play installation, touch ... G2 time clock provides a robust time collection solution for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)...  The 2014 Holiday Season may be the brightest ever ... that the long anticipated floodgates for consumer biometrics may ... smart phones, tablets, and wearable mobile devices that incorporate ... users with nearly 4.8 billion biometric devices by 2020.   ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014   LaunchKey , the first ... post-password and Internet of Things era, today announced the ... venture round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation ... Partners, VegasTechFund, and others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 million ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3
... Power ... Consumption, TUSTIN, ... high-performance module designed for connecting,devices that require low power consumption to ... applications that need,WLAN connectivity with minimal power usage, such as battery-operated,portable ...
... WASHINGTON -- A new NASA-led study shows human-caused climate ... of Earth,s natural systems, including permafrost thawing, plants blooming ... Africa. Cynthia Rosenzweig of NASA,s Goddard Institute ... 10 other institutions have linked physical and biological impacts ...
... May 13, 2008.-Unlike most scientific and technological advances, which ... often finds itself the center of public debate and ... by many of its applications. , In this ... (the first was in 2003), the sample has been ...
Cached Biology News:New Silex SX-560 Enables Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Connectivity for Battery Operated Devices 2NASA study links Earth impacts to human-caused climate change 2BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research 2BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research 3BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research 4BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research 5BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research 6
(Date:1/22/2015)... BOSTON , Jan. 22, 2015  Transwestern | RBJ today ... feet of office space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, ... . Transwestern | RBJ,s Robert Richards , president, and ... the lease for the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Johnston, RI (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... State , The growing team of brand-neutral, independent consultants, ... CIO Philip Rogers explained that over the years, his ... including , Moroso, Town of Plainfield, as well as ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Controlled Substance Compliance Services (CSCS), a ... check the legal requirements around using controlled substances in ... , As their international operations expand and become increasingly ... built as a result of the first phase of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ), world leader in ... to sustainability with inclusion on a prestigious list of the ... equipment company among the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable ... Davos, Switzerland . "We ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Transwestern | RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Protocol Networks Brings Independent Technology Consulting to the Constitution State 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2
... CHAPEL, Florida, March 20 NexGen,Biofuels Ltd. (OTC:NXGNF) ... its ordinary shares have been approved for quotation ... NexGen is a development stage company that is ... plants and blending assets in,the United States., ...
... increasing physician acceptance of electrophysiology ablation ... fibrillation, according to ... According to Millennium,Research Group,s Global Markets for Atrial Fibrillation ... were,performed for the treatment of AF in the US ...
... LUMEDX Corporation, a leading,provider of fully integrated ... version of its real-time patient and resource,scheduler ... physicians, staff, rooms with drag and drop ... and,substantial ROI., A free CardioSchedule Information ...
Cached Biology Technology:Electrophysiology Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment to Grow Over 25% Annually Over the Next Five Years 2LUMEDX Updates Real-Time Patient and Resource Scheduler for Healthcare Systems 2
... the world of discovery races ever faster, you ... the fast track. So our constant focus is ... your research. Thats why our Biomek 3000 Laboratory ... as advanced as it is flexible. By integrating ...
... Zymeds MaxArray Rabbit Tissue Arrays contain 60 rabbit ... Each package contains 4 unstained slides and 1 ... reference. Each slide contains 15 different tissues from ... tissue samples per slide. Each tissue sample (or ...
... offers custom peptide synthesis with a wide variety ... fit your research needs. Purity: ... 2mg-1g Sequence Length: Up ... Fluorescein, N-acetylation, C-amidation, phosphorylation, D-amino acids, MAPs, KLH/BSA ...
... sequence: H-Ala-Cys-Asp-Thr-Ala-Thr-Cys-Val-Thr-His-Arg-Leu-Ala-Gly-Leu-Leu-Ser-Arg-Ser-Gly-Gly-Val-Val-Lys-Asn-Asn-Phe-Val-Pro-Thr-Asn-Val-Gly-Ser-Lys-Ala-Phe-NH 2 ... corresponding peptide and ... 5 I-labelled peptide, please ... and ([ 1 ...
Biology Products: