Improved Neuron Desynchronization Through Breaks
New insights into the stimulation of excessively synchronous neurons
Jülich, 27 February 2015 – Overactive, synchronously firing neuron clusters occur in various neurological and psychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and tinnitus. Jülich scientists have discovered a new approach for improving treatment using desynchronizing stimulation techniques. Computer simulations revealed that the neurons’ abnormal behaviour can apparently also be eliminated using stimulations which are in fact too weak, if there are sufficiently long breaks between the stimulations. The findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE.