Much of Tyler's research involves areas of the deep brain, where traditional ultrasound waves cannot penetrate. Doctors already have devised invasive ways to stimulate the deep brain with diseases like Parkinson's and severe cases of depression, but those methods require surgery and electro-stimulation.
With Tyler's new research, a new transcranial pulsed ultrasound was created so that scientists do not have to cut open the brain to stimulate it. These new ultrasound devices could potentially be placed in soldiers' helmet and could target deep brain regions with high degrees of accuracy to control specific parts of the brain--within 2-3 mm.
According to Wired,