Noninvasive Brain Study

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How do you stimulate a brain for study without implanting technology (image credit: Unsplash/jesse orrico).

A recent study published in Cell describes a new brain stimulation technique that requires no surgical implants, even for regions of the brain towards the centre. Tests were successful in mice, and the researchers are now pursuing testing in humans. If successful, this could mean a revolution in neuroscience.

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