April 1, 2015

Brain Stimulation

This report from the PBS NewsHour got my attention with the news that researchers are looking into the possibility that mild electrical stimulation of the brain might improve plasticity. I had to wait till the end for an application directly related to stroke—whether motor function could be improved for a twenty year old who suffered a stroke *in utero*. The technology sounds promising, but widespread use of any applications is probably at least 10 years off. Still...