Jun 23, 2014
Posted by Seb in categories: biotech/medical, military, neuroscience
Cameron Scott — Singularity Hub
Deep brain stimulation as a treatment for epilepsy and movement disorders, most notably Parkinson’s disease, has rapidly gone from experimental to standard practice. With devices to provide delicate electro-stimulation to the brain now available and with maps of which neurons do what steadily gaining detail, attention is now shifting to using the approach to treat mental illness.