Can't Ultrasound Activate the Nervous System

Terunori MORI  Takeshi SATO  Yukifumi SHIGEMATSU  Masahiro YAMADA  Harehiko NOMURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E70   No.3   pp.183-184
Publication Date: 1987/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Medical Electronics and Bioengineering

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We found that the ultrasonic irradiation induced significant but reversible changes in the excitation level of neurones in the central ganglia of a marine molluse, Aplysia. The experiments indicate the potential applicability of ultrasonics as a means of non-invasive stimulation for a selected area of the central nervous system.