Deep brain stimulation (DBS), the process of implanting electrodes into the brain to lessen the symptoms of neurological diseases, began as an experimental idea based on early pain-processing theories. Today, DBS is used to treat various neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, depression, OCD, and chronic pain. While major advancements have been made in recent years, DBS is still in its infancy and possesses a tremendous potential to advance human well-being as our knowledge of neuroscience increases.
"Brains on Batteries: The Potential of Deep Brain Stimulation,"
Osmosis Magazine: Vol. 2020
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/osmosis/vol2020/iss1/4