Transcranial Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognition and Memory
A key concept in demonstrating improvement of the working memory system is task transfer – if working memory has been improved, then that improvement should be evident...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: What is it, Who Can Have it and is it Effective?
Have you heard of TMS? It stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation and, according to reports, could offer hope to people with clinical depression when other treatments haven't helped.
The Impact Of Early Visual Cortex Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation On Visual Working Memory Precision And Guess Rate
Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that activity patterns in early visual areas predict stimulus properties actively maintained in visual working memory.
Can’t Conquer Depression? How Magnets Can Help
Most people with depression feel better with treatment. But about 30 percent can’t seem to shake off their depression. This is especially true if you respond poorly — or don’t respond at all — to antidepressants.
Dealing with Treatment-Resistant Depression
Depression causes great suffering, and it can be more difficult to treat than many realize. This is important for a depressed person to know so that he or she does not give up hope and continues to search for relief from feelings of sadness.
tDCS-induced Modulation of GABA Levels and Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Older Adults
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) modulates human behavior, neuronal patterns and metabolite concentrations, with exciting potential for neurorehabilitation.
Mood-Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression
One of the leading causes of disability in the United States isn’t physical—it’s mental. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 15 million adults—approximately 6.7 percent of the population—suffer from major depressive disorder.
Improving Memory with Magnets
Using that data, researchers then applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at the same theta frequency to the subjects while they performed the same tasks, to enhance the theta waves and measure the effect on the subjects' memory performance.
Efficacy of theta burst stimulation (TBS) for major depression: An exploratory meta-analysis of randomized and sham-controlled trials
Theta burst stimulation (TBS) has been proposed as a novel treatment for major depression (MD). However, randomized and sham-controlled trials (RCTs) published to date have yielded heterogeneous clinical results and we have thus carried out the present systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis of RCTs to evaluate this issue.
Brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease patients shows promise
Over six weeks, she received a strong kind of TMS called "theta burst stimulation". The treatment can target four sections of the brain in 12 minutes, compared to standard TMS which targets one section for 20 to 30 minutes. The high-frequency bursts to the left and right frontal and the left and right parietal parts of the brain cause the neurons to fire, boosting activity and strengthening the brain's networks.