Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation (was Uploading and

ChuckKuecker (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:01:04 -0500 (CDT)

At 17:54 4/19/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Would it in principle be possible to arrange the magnetic fields in
>such a way that the flield strength is only significant in the
>nucleus accumbens, say, and perhaps in some regions were the
>stimulation doesn't have any effect?

Perhaps some sort of standing wave effect, where the various fields from
different sources all reinforce at one point and are too low in power to
cause effects at other locations. Something akin in principle to the 'gamma
knife' used to kill brain tumors with many beams of radiation while
subjecting surrounding tissues to low (relatively) doses?

Chuck Kuecker