Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ultrasound Brain Stimulation? Can We Really Do It?

A year ago I came across a lecture on TED by a Jewish neurosurgeon Yoav Medan that discussed a single case of taking out a disease in a few seconds using MRI guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).  I published this article before, but it seems we have a call to be optimistic about the results of further studies along these lines.  I present the original TED video, along with some other interesting articles.  Thanks you folk's who lead a wonderful cadre of untiring researchers looking for answers.

First off the TED Video:

The URL did not show up on the Blog.  Please go to and use the search box to find Yoav Medan.  You will find it.  Sorry for the glitch.  Thanks TED for your wonderful lectures.

PLEASE watch the whole thing.  You will be amazed.

Second, I would like to discuss an issue that affects millions of people around the world:  Depression.  There seems to be preliminary data that suggests stimulation of brain tissue with ultrasound helps the brain to re-organize the neurons into harmonious units, thus allowing for a elevation in the mood of patients who suffer from depression.  This article is astounding, and will blow the sock off of anyone who is not a particle physicist.  But I will post it anyway.   Perhaps the author is on to something.  Blessings.  TJW

Imagine that you've just come home from a hard day at work. 
Maybe you had a run-in with your boss or were stuck in a meeting than ran an extra hour. Perhaps a project deadline forced you to skip lunch. 

Instead of working out or having a drink to relieve your stress, you plop down on the couch and put on an odd-looking hat. You open an app on your smartphone and choose a setting called “mood.” High-frequency sound waves begin to pulse from the hat into your brain. You start to feel more relaxed.
Thanks SonoWorld and Wilcox news and

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