We are thrilled to announce a remarkable advancement in neuroscience achieved by a research team from UCLouvain – Université catholique de Louvain and EPFL, led by Pierre Vassiliadis. This innovative team has developed a groundbreaking non-invasive method to treat conditions such as depression and addiction.

The new technique, known as transcranial temporal interference stimulation (tTIS), allows for the stimulation of deep brain regions without the need for surgery. This is a world first! tTIS utilizes two pairs of electrodes placed on the patient’s head to send weak electrical fields through the brain at different frequencies. The interaction of these frequencies effectively targets specific brain areas.

The next phase involves clinical trials to test this promising method further. This step is crucial in validating the efficacy and safety of tTIS for widespread clinical use.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the pioneering researchers at UCLouvain for their outstanding contribution to science. Their work keeps Belgium at the forefront of scientific discovery, paving the way for new treatments in mental health.