Electric Stimulation Of The Brain
Electric stimulation of the brain refers to the complex electrochemical actions and reactions of the physical brain. This includes the flow of electric current in brain, electrical properties of glia, electric impedance of brain, release of potassium from neurons in a seizure, and which elements are activated and when. Heavily studied by by researcher James Branck in the 60's and 70's he was able to refine these studies to recording the output of single neurons in the hippocampal structure. There are some treatments that use electric stimulation on the brain including transmagnetic cranial stimulation (TMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).