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Berkeley studies brain stimulation to help with stroke therapy

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Through a technique called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), University of California neuroscientist, Flavio Oliveira is researching how decisions are made by studying which hand a person chooses for an action.

Through a technique called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), University of California neuroscientist, Flavio Oliveira is researching how decisions are made by studying which hand a person chooses for an action. Oliveira's findings are helping scientists better understand how the brain works which could one day lead to better treatments for stroke patients.

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