NYT: Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

NYT: Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

Doctors performing brain surgery

Excerpt:  “Now, Dr. [Christian R.] Baumann warns all patients with stimulators never to go into deep water alone.  … How the devices could interfere with swimming is not known. Dr. Baumann and his colleagues suggested that in some patients the signals may somehow affect a brain region that is crucial for coordinating limb movement. He said other complicated, learned skills might also be affected: Some patients said they could no longer ski after receiving stimulators, and one said he could not play golf anymore.” 

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