Dr. Sameer Sheth recently made an appearance at the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN) 2015 Interim meeting, held in Mumbai, India.
This year’s focus was on continuing education, with the goal of giving participating neurosurgeons practical knowledge and training they could take back to their patients.
Approximately 350 neurosurgeons from diverse international and cultural backgrounds took part in two days of interactive workshops on a range of functional neurosurgery topics.
Sessions were broken down into subtopics with individual presenters and, in some cases, hands-on demonstrations.
Dr. Sheth presented “What Microelectrode Recordings Are Telling Us About Cognitive Function,” covering efforts related to the U.S.’s Brain Initiative to capture the function of neural circuits by creating a comprehensive record of neural activity. The goal of this work is to further the understanding of fundamental (the most basic) and pathological (disease-related) brain processes.
Dr. Sheth touched on various studies: one involved research into how a subject’s brain reacts during decision making when there’s a reward involved, and another looked at the effect of unexpected outside stimulus on the processing of information.
Dr. Sheth also gave a presentation titled “Lesion Location Is Critical for Response to Gamma Capsulotomy for Refractory OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder],” along with others. The study looked at ways to make noninvasive lesion therapy (a treatment in which ultrasound rays are targeted through the skull to destroy tissue at the focused point without making an incision) more effective in treating OCD.
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