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Virginia Tech Neuroscientists Show Ultrasound Can be Tweaked to Stimulate Different Sensations


12/7/2012 7:49:25 AM

A century after the world's first ultrasonic detection device -- invented in response to the sinking of the Titanic -- Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have provided the first neurophysiological evidence for something that researchers have long suspected: ultrasound applied to the periphery, such as the fingertips, can stimulate different sensory pathways leading to the brain.

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