Find out how different diseases affect the mind, what electrical stimulation can do to help afflicted people, and what our research has shown regarding the technology/s effect on those diseases.
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a Central Nervous system disorder characterized by movement abnormalities such as tremors, rigidity, and gait freezing. The major hypothesis for the cause of PD is the reduction in dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, a region in the middle of the brain. The main association tract connecting the substantial nigra to the spinal cord and motor cortex is called the corticospinal tract. The corticospinal tract has been identified to have impairment in PD patients and a majority of neuromuscular disorders.
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common type of Dementia whose symptomology consists of memory loss, poor judgment, and difficulty in completing familiar tasks. In AD, the neurons are subjugated to cell death, destroying the connectivity of various brain regions. The degeneration of the brain is global, affecting various tracts; the most prominent region of interest is accessible through noninvasive stimulation is the forceps minor. The forceps minor is a commissural fiber connecting homologous regions in the frontal lobe and is highly associated with decision-making, language skills, and emotional regulation.
Transcranial Stimulation for Neuromuscular Disorders (Open Source Publications)
Transcranial Stimulation for Neurodegenerative Disorders (Open Source Publications)