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Electrical Brain Stimulation Has Been Shown to Enhance Memory Recall

Scientists (Kucewicz et al., 2018) have discovered that direct stimulation of the human brain can increase sensory and motor perceptions, as well as enhance verbal memory recall. 241 more words


Electrical Stimulation Works as Add-On in Bipolar Depression

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and effective add-on therapy for type I or II bipolar depression, researchers found.

In an intention-to-treat analysis of 52 patients in the randomized, double-blind, Bipolar Depression Electrical Treatment Trial (BETTER), active tDCS had significantly greater antidepressive effects than a sham procedure (differential effect size of −1.68 with a number needed to treat of 5.8,  565 more words


The neuroscience of tomorrow - reaching the brain from the outside

Stimulation of the deepest reaches of the human brain, without cutting the head open, has been a holy grail for many neuroscientist worldwide.

These three words – ‘Deep brain stimulation’ – do not evoke, as a rule, pleasant feelings in us… What does come to your mind in the firstplace when you read or hear about them? 1,164 more words


“Many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, can be treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. However, the electrodes can produce scarring, which diminishes their effectiveness and can necessitate additional surgeries to replace them. 96 more words


Researchers Use Electrical Stimulation and Intense Physical Therapy to Help Paralyzed Man Move His Legs

Mayo Clinic and UCLA research supports growing evidence of benefits of electrical stimulation; similar research under way at Shepherd Center.

 Mayo Clinic researchers in Rochester, Minn., used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years. 1,025 more words


Human muscle fatigue

Anita Beelen presented this research as part of her PhD thesis supervised by Professor Anthony Sargeant. Uniquely the study used electrical stimulation superimposed upon on maximal voluntary activation in dynamic exercise. 330 more words

Professor Anthony J Sargeant