Using Ultrasound to Boost Brain Performance

Jamie Tyler, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, VTCRI, lab, research

Jamie Tyler, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, VTCRI, lab, research

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have demonstrated that ultrasound directed to a specific region of the brain can boost performance in sensory discrimination.

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can modulate brain activity to heighten sensory perception in humans. Read More →