New Atlas: Can magnetic pulses to the brain help drug users shake their addiction?

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, where magnetic pulses are delivered non-invasively through the skull to excite particular regions of the brain, is a promising technique with applications that could range from boosted memories to reduced food cravings. Now, scientists exploring its potential to tackle drug addiction have found that it can dampen brain activity in response to common triggers, with implications for both the development of new substance abuse treatments and our understanding of neuroscience. (May 16, 2018)

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