A surgeon is using electrical stimulation as part of an advanced surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy. Stimulating the patient's damaged facial nerves with an electrical current helps 'jump start' the nerve in order to restore improved facial movement more quickly.
Researchers successfully demonstrate a technique to enhance self control through a new form of brain stimulation.
Electrical stimulation of the hippocampus activates the same receptor complexes as memory recall and learning, a new study reveals.
Epidural stimulation enabled rats with spinal cord injuries to better control their bladders, a new study reports.
A new study challenges current understanding of how visual attention is focused, as well as the roles of long and short term memory.
Researchers report epidural stimulation helped two people with quadriplegia to improve voluntary hand movements.
A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel the same intensity of pressure on their prosthetic hand as they can feel with their natural hand.
Researchers describe using low current electrical stimulation on specific areas of the brain to enhance distinct memories.
University of Rochester researchers report low levels of electrical stimulation delivered to areas of the brain responsible for movement can instruct an appropriate response, replacing signals for sensory processing.
Low intensity electrical stimulation to specific brain areas can help to improve short term verbal memory, researchers report.