Two new bioRxiv manuscripts from Caltech (with Tomo Sato and Doris Tsao) and the University of Minnesota (led by Hongsun Guo and Hubert Lim) describe a major effect of focused ultrasound on neural circuits. Congratulations to both teams on this rigorous scientific contribution to the field of ultrasonic neuromodulation.
Sato T*, Shapiro MG*, Tsao DY*. Ultrasonic neuromodulation causes widespread cortical activation via an indirect auditory mechanism.
Guo, H, Lim HH et al. Ultrasound produces extensive brain activation via a cochlear pathway.