According to researchers, dopamine neurons may play a key role in the formation of episodic memory. The findings could help in the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders that affect memory.
Researchers have successfully recorded neural activity in the human striatum.
Human reinforcement learning was modified by deep brain stimulation of substantia nigra dopamine containing neurons.
According to a new report, two patients with Dystonia were freed from the severe debilitating effects of the disease through deep brain stimulation therapy, continued to have symptom relief for months after their devices accidentally were fully or partly turned off.
Electrically stimulating the nucleus basalis of Meynert elevated acetylcholine levels and helped improve working memory, a new study reports.
Electrical stimulation using extradural electrodes—placed underneath the skull but not implanted in the brain, is a safe approach with meaningful benefits for patients with Parkinson's disease according to new research.
Researchers use optogenetic based deep brain stimulation to help treat motor dysfunction in animal models of Parkinson's disease. The new technique provides insights into why DBS works and ways in which it can be improved on a patient-by-patient basis.
Researchers warn some deep brain stimulation devices may dysfunction and shut off during thunderstorms.
Long term outcome data of patients with treatment-resistant depression found subcallosal cingulate deep brain stimulation (SCC DBS) was both effective at relieving symptoms and safe.
A long-term study suggests deep brain stimulation has good success rates and lasting benefits for patients with hereditary dystonia.