Cortical control and modulation may soon be possible with an advanced stimulation system
The billions of cells in the brain are highly organised and interconnected networks that change dynamically on small and large time scales. Synergistically, understanding of networks involved in neuropathologies has increased along with technologies for observing, manipulating, and measuring them. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that applies magnetic pulses to individual brain areas. It has been used successfully to treat major depression. ConnectToBrain seeks to radically enhance TMS, enabling multi-locus TMS with very high spatiotemporal resolution and closed feedback via a computer-to-brain and a brain-to-computer interface. The ability to stimulate different parts of the cerebral cortex with millisecond delays will inspire novel therapeutics for complex neurological diseases.
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