Study reports a pervasive neuromodulation system strongly influences sound processing in a key auditory region of the brain. Findings suggest acetylcholine may assist in the brain's ability to distinguish speech from other noise.
Researchers have identified a bio-chemical circuit that supports neuron-microglia communication. When neurons are active, they release ATP. Microglia sense extracellular ATP and the compound draws the immune cell toward the neuron.
Translumbosacaral neuromodulation therapy (TNT), a magnetic stimulation technology commonly used for neuropathy, can improve fecal incontinence in the short term.
Two activities support the brain's ability to establish reliable connections in the presence of significant biological background noise.
Researchers have developed a new wireless brain stimulation device that could revolutionize the way neurological disorders are treated. The device, called WAND, fine tunes treatments by stimulating and recording electrical currents in the brain at the same time.
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, a treatment commonly administered for bladder dysfunction, appears to improve sexual response in women who suffer female sexual dysfunction.
In a mouse model of autism, researchers have successfully restored social behavior with the help of brain stimulation. Researchers are now considering if it would be feasible to treat children on the autism spectrum with similar neuromodulation techniques.
Yale researchers report the human brain contains some distinct patterns that mark our evolution and could contribute to our cognitive abilities.