Category: tACS

tDCS vs tACS
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Improving emotional-action control with tACS

Link – Improving emotional-action control by targeting long-range phase-amplitude neuronal coupling. Abstract Control over emotional action tendencies is essential for everyday interactions. This cognitive function

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tACS sinewave
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Effects of tACS on primary somatosensory cortex.

Link – Investigating the effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation on primary somatosensory cortex. Abstract Near-threshold tactile stimuli perception and somatosensory temporal discrimination threshold (STDT)

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New Glossary Terrms
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    Nociception is the bodies response to certain painful or harmful stimulus. The word is derived from the Latin "nocere" meaning "to harm or hurt". Nerve endings called nociceptors detect stimuli and trigger a variety physiological response.
  • DAN
    DAN - the Dorsal Attention Network (also called "task-positive system") is responsible for focusing your attention on external stimulii and is activated when you are engaged in a task.
  • Plasticity
    Plasticity is the ability of the brain to change with new stimulus.
  • Stroop
    In psychology, the Stroop effect is a demonstration of cognitive interference where a delay in the reaction time of a task occurs due to a mismatch in stimuli. The Stroop Task is one of the best known psychological experiments named after John Ridley Stroop. The Stroop phenomenon demonstrates that it is difficult to name the color of a color word if there is a mismatch between color and word e.g. green
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    Norepinephrine, also called noradrenaline or noradrenalin, is an organic chemical in the catecholamine family that functions in the brain and body as a hormone and neurotransmitter. A naturally occuring chemical that acts as both a stress hormone and a neurotransmitter.