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

Published: Dec 07, 2012

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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