In this book, Electrical Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Neurological Disorders, the authors present their embodiment for a closed loop, feedback controlled, non-invasive application of electrical stimulation of the brain to enhance individual/group performance or to treat neurological disorders. Using a combination of modeling and experimental work, the authors have developed a unique approach to the field in combination with new technology from the perspectives of electro-magnetic and electrical engineering, computation of image processing, machine learning and neural networking, and in conjunction with the medicine of neurology and understanding of neuron behavior. They claim that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) will provide new treatment methods with much greater simplicity, lower cost, improved safety, and in some cases, possibly greater effectiveness than well-established pharmacological methods or more recent invasive electrical deep brain stimulation (DBS) techniques.
The authors explain their techniques and the results of their experimental studies and assert that the application of tailored and individualized control of their approach can be combined with other therapy methods to treat neurological disorders while minimizing or even eliminating the use of pharmaceuticals.
Table of Contents
1. Foundation of Electromagnetic Theory 2. All About Wave Equations 3. Computational Neuroscience and Compartmental Modeling 4. The Impact of Technology on Mental Health 5. Sleep Promoting Improvement of Declarative Memory 6. Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Neurological Disorders 7. Brain Stimulation Therapies 8. Appendix
Bahman Zohuri, PhD, is currently at the University of New Mexico as Associate Research Professor. He is also a Consultant at Sandia National Lab as well as at Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc., a consulting company that he founded. He earned various patents in areas such as diffusion processes and diffusion furnace design while working as a senior process engineer at various semiconductor companies, such as Intel Corp., Varian Medical Systems, and National Semiconductor Corporation. He later joined Lockheed Martin Missile and Aerospace Corporation as Senior Chief Scientist and oversaw research and development and the study of the vulnerability, survivability, and radiation and laser hardening of different components of the Strategic Defense Initiative, known as Star Wars. Dr. Zohuri holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering.
Patrick J. McDaniel, PhD, is currently an Adjunct and Research Professor at the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico. Formerly, he worked at Sandia National Laboratories in fast reactor safety, integral cross section measurements, nuclear weapons vulnerability, space nuclear power, and nuclear propulsion, and in a separate stint, on the Yucca Mountain Project and DARPA’s classified UER-X program. He was also affiliated with Phillips Laboratory’s (which became part of Air Force Research Laboratory) Satellite Assessment Center. He has worked on multiple classified and unclassified projects in the application of nuclear engineering to high-energy systems. Dr. McDaniel holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana.