Non-invasive Brain Stimulation

Donald Beggs degby at webtv.net
Tue Sep 23 23:10:12 EST 1997


I am not an MD. My specialty is Physics. However, several years ago,
while studing toward my BS, the idea occured to me that it should be
possible to induce an electric current in the brain, using a time
varying magnetic field. Upon searching Med-Line somewhat recently, I
discovered some papers relating to experiments of this nature that were
being carried out around the year 1985.
More input is needed from the Physics community in this infant field.
There should be some way to non-invasively stimulate the brain in a
specific location, even into the deeper brain, i.e. the hypothalamus,
etc. 
This research is very exciting, and will lead to very important
discoveries and applications, but more interdisciplinary communication
and cooperation is essential for results in the shortest possible time. 
Thank you.
DB



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