Team finds that brain implants can rely on more than neurons to function

Implanted devices send targeted electrical stimulation to the nervous system to interfere with abnormal brain activity, and it is commonly assumed that neurons are the only important brain cells that need to be stimulated by these devices. However, research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering reveals that it may also be important to target the supportive glial cells surrounding the neurons.

Team finds that brain implants can rely on more than neurons to function

Implanted devices send targeted electrical stimulation to the nervous system to interfere with abnormal brain activity, and it is commonly assumed that neurons are the only important brain cells ...

Mon 8 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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Between the ages of two and four, the human brain has an estimated one quadrillion synapses the electrical connections between neurons. That is the highest it will ever have, but as the world ...

Thu 4 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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