Non-invasive Low-intensity electro-acoustic stimulation deep into the brains.

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Optical physics
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
electro-acoustic coupling ultrasound Parkinson’s Disease deep brain stimulation
Project description

This project explores non-invasive brain stimulation by combining low-intense electromagnetic fields, where focused ultrasound induces threshold exceedances leading to either excitation or inhibition of neural activity. Experience will be built up with detailed numerical acoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation in brain tissue, including the bio-electromagnetic response. Finally, this methodology will be applied to head models, healthy volunteers or Parkinson patients.