Deep-brain Stimulation

a: The deep-brain stimulation device ~
b: a cardiac pacemaker

What: The device "is like a cardiac pacemaker," said Mahlon R. DeLong, a professor of neurology at Emory who first identified the problem regions. A thin wire (the electrode) is inserted through the skull and into that region, then connected to a controller and battery implanted under a patient's skin. The results can be "dramatic and transformative,"

Writer: Josh Fischman
Date: Jul 31 2011 1:09 PM

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