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Santos, Fernando J; Costa, Rui M; Tecuapetla, Fatuel (2011)

STIMULATION ON DEMAND: CLOSING THE LOOP ON DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

Neuron 72(2):197-198
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High-frequency open-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to alleviate Parkinson's symptoms for almost 20 years. In this issue of Neuron, Rosin et al. present a closed-loop real-time approach that improves DBS and shines light on the etiology of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.