Posted by linkadge on June 13, 2007, at 10:45:56
In reply to Deep TMS targeting the nucleus accumbens, posted by hgi698 on June 12, 2007, at 20:37:58
"The magnetic coil, which is placed on specific areas of the patient’s scalp, sends strong directed magnetic pulses through the brain to stimulate the Nucleus Accumbens (the part of the brain responsible for positive stimuli) and the neurons connected to it. “By repeated artificial stimulation of electrical activity created by the coil, we boost the sensitivity of these circuits so they will work more efficiently,” says Dr. Hilik Lewkovitch, at Brainsway."
Eh, thats all speculation.
Its going to be hard to stimulate the neucleus accumbens without stimulating other parts of the brain that may generate adverse effects.