Magnetic brain stimulation

March 11, 2015

New technique could lead to long-lasting localized stimulation of brain tissue without external connections. Read the Science story or learn more from the MIT News Office.

This video shows a calcium ion influx into neurons as a result of magnetothermal excitation with alternating magnetic fields in the presence of magnetic nanoparticles. Neurons on the left have been heat-sensitized with the capsaicin receptor TRPV1; neurons on the left have not. (Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT)

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