Precise control of neuronal activity by ultrasound: Fundamentals and toolkits

Zhihai Qiu, Jinghui Guo, Yaoheng Yang, Jingyao Wang, Rui Zhang, Jiejun Zhu, Shashwati Kala, Hsiao Chang Chan, Lei Sun

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Ultrasonic (US) brain stimulation, has been demonstrated to noninvasively alter neuron activity in animals and humans. Capable of non-invasive transmission trough skull with fine focal size (∼mm), it is an encouraging means and a good alternative to existing stimulating strategies. However, the bio-effects of US are diverse and thus it is crucial to develop precise neuron control strategies for later translation. Here we focus on the mechanisms of gating mechanosensitive ion channels (MCs) by US and explored as fundamentals for the developing selective US neuron stimulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017


Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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