Influencing Human Behavior with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Direct Human Brain Manipulation Revisited.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Neuroscientist, Volume 29, Issue 3, p.317-331 (2023)


Brain, Humans, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


<p>The use of tools to perturb brain activity can generate important insights into brain physiology and offer valuable therapeutic approaches for brain disorders. Furthermore, the potential of such tools to enhance normal behavior has become increasingly recognized, and this has led to the development of various noninvasive technologies that provides a broader access to the human brain. While providing a brief survey of brain manipulation procedures used in the past decades, this review aims at stimulating an informed discussion on the use of these new technologies to investigate the human. It highlights the importance to revisit the past use of this unique armamentarium and proceed to a detailed analysis of its present state, especially in regard to human behavioral regulation.</p>

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