The Brain Stimulation Journal:
Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation Feed. This feed contains the latest published articles, both articles that have been published in an issue as well as articles that have been published as Articles in Press.
- Stimulation of the right entorhinal white matter enhances visual memory encoding in humansWhile deep brain stimulation has been successful in treating movement disorders, such as in Parkinson’s disease, its potential application in alleviating memory disorders is inconclusive.Objective/Hypothesis: We investigated the role of the location of the stimulating electrode on memory improvement and hypothesized that entorhinal white versus gray matter stimulation would have differential effects on memory. ... read more1 day ago
- Can low-intensity tACS genuinely entrain neural activity in vivo?Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) was introduced about a decade ago as a non-invasive brain stimulation method to modulate neural oscillations in a relatively safe manner in humans. However, the possibility to induce genuine neural entrainment with low current intensities has been questioned. In a recent study, Johnson and colleagues provide direct evidence for the efficacy of low-intensity tACS to induce neural entrainment in awake monkeys. These findings have important translational implications for human non-invasive neuromodulation research. ... read more2 months ago
- Endovascular deep brain stimulation: Investigating the relationship between vascular structures and deep brain stimulation targetsEndovascular delivery of current using ‘stentrodes’ – electrode bearing stents – constitutes a potential alternative to conventional deep brain stimulation (DBS). The precise neuroanatomical relationships between DBS targets and the vascular system, however, are poorly characterized to date. ... read more2 months ago
- Reducing variability of perceptual decision making with offline theta-burst TMS of dorsal medial frontal cortexRecent evidence suggests that the dorsal medial frontal cortex (dMFC) may make an important contribution to perceptual decision-making, and not only to motor control. ... read more2 months ago
- Strategies to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients treated with deep brain stimulationIn the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, 160,000 patients worldwide who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS) are now experiencing critical treatment disruptions. These include patients treated for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, epilepsy and essential tremor as well as for psychiatric disorders, like treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome. With many hospitals overburdened  and the potential for community-based infection still high (and increasing), shifting to various forms of telemedicine DBS care has become part of a necessary “natural experiment” to mitigate risk for infection and continue care throughout the pandemic. ... read more2 months ago