Stimulating Rehabilitation After StrokeQ&A with Roy H. Hamilton, M.D., M.S.
It’s hard for doctors to predict who will recover fully after a stroke and who may not. Dana Foundation grantee Roy Hamilton is investigating using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to take measurements of the injured brain’s plasticity to see if this can predict how well it is healing.
Outside-In Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in the Lab
While deep brain stimulation involves surgery, techniques like transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation are applied from the scalp. Evidence is growing that this outside-in approach also could help improve mental states in people with schizophrenia who have not found help in other ways.