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Development of a Neurostimulation Method Using Pulsed Ultrasound

Abstract Neurostimulation methods currently include deep brain stimulation (DBS), optogenetic, transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS and tDCS are noninvasive techniques whereas DBS and optogenetic require surgical implantation of electrodes or light emitting devices. All approaches, except for optogenetic, have been implemented in clinical settings because they have demonstrated therapeutic utility and clinical efficacy for neurological and psychiatric disorders. When applied for therapeutic applications, these techniques suffer from limitations that hinder the progression of its intended use to treat compromised brain function. DBS requires an invasive surgical procedure that surfaces compl... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Tufail, Yusuf (Author) / Tyler, William J (Advisor) / Duch, Carsten (Committee member) / Muthuswamy, Jitendran (Committee member) / Santello, Marco (Committee member) / Tillery, Stephen H (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Neurosciences / brain stimulation / noninvasive / ultrasound
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 217 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Biology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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