Using minimally invasive brain implants, researchers evoked the sense of touch in patients who had lost tactile sensations. The technique could be used to restore tactile sensations to those with paralysis and neuropathy.
Direct electrical stimulation of the dorsal anterior insular cortex triggers ecstatic sensations. Findings support the major role the anterior insular plays in ecstasy.
A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better outcomes than the traditional method.