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In first, Scientists Use Sound Waves to Control Brain Cells

Georg Wiora Salk scientists have developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic waves. The new technique, dubbed sonogenetics, has some similarities to the burgeoning use of light to activate cells in order to better understand the brain. - Salk Institute Source: In first, scientists use sound [...]

The Blast Of Sound That Could Help Beat Depression By Stimulating Cells Governing Mood

Treating the brain with sound waves could be a radical new treatment for depression. New research shows short bursts of ultrasound (sound waves above the range of human hearing), at just 30 seconds a time, appear to boost mood and ease anxiety. Volunteers reported significant improvements in mental wellbeing within ten minutes of a single [...]