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Stimulating the brain magnetically might help alter negative emotions

Researchers at the University of Munster have used the technique of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to decrease individual responses to fearful images. While inhibitory TMS has been used for depression treatment, for the first time excitatory TMS of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) have been shown to decrease sensory processing of fearful images as compared to neutral facial images thereby indicating that excitatory TMS increases top-down regulation of negative emotion. This could pave the way for developing treatments of major depressive disorders.

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