tDCS does not change pain or anxiety

Link – Acute offline transcranial direct current stimulation does not change pain or anxiety produced by the cold pressor test. Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) has an antalgic effect on acute experimental pain in healthy volunteers. Many published studies have used online stimulation (i.e., tDCS performed during painful […]

tDCS on Food Craving and Eating

Link – Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving and eating when using a control method that minimizes guessing of the real vs. control condition. Abstract PURPOSE: Validation of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to treat obesity is hampered by evidence that participants can distinguish real from the traditional-control condition. Correctly guessing […]

tDCS on brain glutamate levels

Link – Effects of bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation on brain glutamate levels and resting state connectivity: multimodal MRI data for the cathodal stimulation site. Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over prefrontal cortex (PFC) regions is currently proposed as therapeutic intervention for major depression and other psychiatric disorders. The in-depth mechanistic understanding of this […]

tVNS Improves High-Confidence Recognition Memory

Link – Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) Improves High-Confidence Recognition Memory but Not Emotional Word Processing. Abstract Previous clinical research found that invasive vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) enhanced word recognition memory in epileptic patients, an effect assumed to be related to the activation of brainstem arousal systems. In this study, we applied non-invasive transcutaneous auricular […]

Posttraining tACS Impairs Motor Consolidation

Link – Posttraining Alpha Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation Impairs Motor Consolidation in Elderly People. Abstract The retention of a new sequential motor skill relies on repeated practice and subsequent consolidation in the absence of active skill practice. While the early phase of skill acquisition remains relatively unaffected in older adults, posttraining consolidation appears to be […]

Effects of 2mA & 4mA tDCS on Muscle Activity

Link – Different Effects of 2 mA and 4 mA Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Muscle Activity and Torque in a Maximal Isokinetic Fatigue Task. Abstract Studies investigating the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on fatigue and muscle activity have elicited measurable improvements using stimulation intensities ≤2 mA and submaximal effort tasks. The […]

Failure of tDCS to modulate motor excitability and speech motor learning.

Link – Failure of tDCS to modulate motor excitability and speech motor learning. Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) modulates cortical excitability in a polarity-specific way and, when used in combination with a behavioural task, it can alter performance. TDCS has the potential, therefore, for use as an adjunct to therapies designed to treat disorders […]

Need to Revise Envelope tACS Methods.

Link – Lacking Effects of Envelope Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation Indicate the Need to Revise Envelope Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation Methods. Abstract In recent years, several studies have reported beneficial effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) in experiments regarding sound and speech perception. A new development in this field is envelope-tACS: The goal of […]

tDCS Didn’t Modulate Executive Function

Link – Neither cathodal nor anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex alone or applied during moderate aerobic exercise modulates executive function. Abstract There is converging evidence that both aerobic exercise (AE) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can acutely modulate executive functions (EF). In addition, recent studies have proposed the […]

tDCS in binge eating disorder.

Link – Combined antisaccade task and transcranial direct current stimulation to increase response inhibition in binge eating disorder. Abstract Binge eating disorder (BED) is associated with deficient response inhibition. Malfunctioning response inhibition is linked to hypoactivation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC), where excitability could be increased by anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Response […]