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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique. Rather than implant electrodes into the brain to write electrical signals back to it, pulses are administered by passing high currents through an electromagnetic coil placed adjacent to a patient's scalp.

In effect, non-invasive BMI for writing to the brain, not reading from it.

TMS is limited, to only near surface areas of the brain. For deep brain writing, a different technique, deep TMS is used.

See Also: Deep TMS, tDCS, Non-invasive BCI

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Dial H for Happiness: How Neuroengineering May Change Your Brain
A second part to Wired's article "Rewiring the Brain: Inside the New Science of Neuroengineering", continuing on along the same lines; looking at the work of Dr. Ed Boyden, and his prototype Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation machine.

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Magnetic Resonance Sensor in a Sugar Cube of Space
The debut of a new type of magnetic resonance sensor for brainwaves and electrical activity - which changes the game totally for both fMRI and MEG. For the first time ever, portable, low-cost versions of both are actually a possibility.

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Extra Sensory Perceptions: Sensing Magnetic Fields
The first known, successful implant of an extra sensory perception to detect magnetic fields the person with the new sense was near, occurred in 2005, when a small piece of neodymium, which is a rare earth metal, that forms a permanent magnet, was coated in a thin layer of silicon, and implanted into an emergency medical technician's finger.

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Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier for Improved Visualisation
When it comes to using chemical or radioactive markers to make parts of the brain easier to see, and more finely detailed with a magnetic resonance scan, your options have been rather limited.

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Doubts raised over fMRI Validity
Doubts have been raised, over the accuracy of many fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) studies, used to decode the information in the brain.

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Specialized Brain Cells Predict Intentions as Well as Define Actions
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Industry news, originally posted 23-02-2005. A study by UCLA neuroscientists featuring functional magnetic resonance imaging has for the first time found evidence that mirror neurons help people understand the intentions of others.

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Brain Reading: fMRI
fMRI or functional magnetic resonance imaging, is one of the newest brain imaging technologies for the first decade of the 21st century. It is a basic form of Brain-Computer Interaction.


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A man in a coma for a year has started speaking since words and obeying one-step commands, after 30 treatments to the right prefrontal dorsolateral cortex with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affai...

The use of magnetic pulses to stimulate the dorsal premotor cortex (PMd) region of the brain results in an improved ability to learn a skilled motor task. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience show that skilled mov...

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths globally. Unfortunately smoking cessation is difficult, with more than 90% of attempts to quit resulting in relapse.

There are a growing number of available methods...

A University of Adelaide study has found that mild and repeated doses of magnetic brain stimulation can be an effective treatment for chronic depression.

Psychiatry Professor Cherrie Galletly says 38 patients with a major dep...

New functional and imaging-based diagnostic tests that measure communication and signaling between different brain regions may provide valuable information about consciousness in patients unable to communicate.

The new tests,...