The brain is constantly adapting to the ever-changing environment via neuroplastic mechanisms. What if there was a way to enhance these naturally occurring processes? Such a method could have the potential to, for instance, help you learn to play the piano faster, deepen your meditation practice, or improve your attention.
Noninvasive brain stimulation offers such an exciting possibility. By allowing us to act on these natural mechanisms, we can help the brain attend amidst distractions, learn faster, and improve retention of newly learned information.
In my lab at the University of New Mexico (the NonInvasive Cognitive Enhancement, or NICE lab), we explored various neurotechnologies to enhance cognition.
In collaboration with Shinzen Young, my current research focuses on combining these technologies with meditation to help people drastically enhance their wellbeing. I’m well positioned to explore this topic given my work at University of Arizona with John J. B. Allen and Stuart Hameroff showing transcranial ultrasound (TUS) improves mood.
Check out the video below to learn more about the future of ultrasound and meditation.
Want to support my research on ultrasound and meditation? Visit my Donate page to see how you can help.