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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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.