Ask the Brains; August/September 2006; Scientific American Mind; by Amir Raz; 1 Page(s)
Definitely. Radiation is energy, and research provides at least some information concerning the ways in which specific types of energy may influence tissue, including the brain. I will review what we know about several types.
MAGNETIC FIELDS. In some cases, the effect can be therapeutic. For example, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a technique used to induce a short-term interruption of normal activity in a relatively restricted area of the brain. Head-mounted wire coils deliver magnetic pulses directly into focal brain regions, painlessly delivering minute electric currents. TMS may be helpful in alleviating certain symptoms, including those of depression.