Brain stimulation may help in stroke recovery, research indicates
August 20 , 2014
New research has suggested that stimulation of the brain's part that controls movement could aid recovery of stroke patients.
Light beams fired into mice brains led them to move quicker and further than other mice, studies have shown. The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Researchers used optogenetics to stimulate the neurons in the brain’s motor cortex after a stroke. Mice with brain stimulation were seen to move faster and for a greater distance than ones with no such stimulation.