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A Better Way to Zap Our Brains

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 17:57

  

A pair of studies … demonstrate that electrical stimulation can address obsessive-compulsive urges and symptoms of depression with surprising speed and precision. Mapping participants’ brain activity when they experienced certain sensations allowed researchers to personalize the stimulation and modify moods and habits far more directly than is possible through therapy or medication.

SOURCE: New York Times article, Feb. 24, 2021, by Kim Tingley, based on two studies published in January 2021 in the journal Nature Medicine.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/magazine/brain-stimulation-mental-health.html


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