Scientists have apparently figured out a way to inject information directly into our brain in what is seen as a breakthrough in creating better treatments for brain injuries.
As part of a new study, a team of neuroscientists has demonstrated that tiny electrical currents delivered to an area of the brain that initiates movement can help provide certain instructions to the brain that guide the subject’s movements.
The study, published in the journal Neuron on Thursday, showed that very low level of electrical stimulation delivered directly to the premotor cortex can instruct an appropriate response or action. According to researchers, this reaction essentially replaces the signals we would normally receive from the parts of the brain that process what we hear, see and feel.
“Researchers have been interested primarily in stimulating the primary sensory cortices — the somatosensory cortex, visual cortex and auditory cortex — to input information into the brain,” senior author …