Tennis First Serve Percentage Following Task and Imagery Paired tDCS
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improves task performance following motor cortical stimulation and visual perceptual sensitivity following right inferior frontal cortical stimulation.
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Reduces MS-associated Cognitive Fatigue
About 75 percent of all MS patients suffer from fatigue — one of the disease’s most debilitating symptoms — because it reduces patients’ ability to perform daily activities and hurts cognitive function.
Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognitive Functioning Faster and More Efficiently
Working memory is the amount of information you can hold and manipulate in the mind at one time and is something that brain training activities designed for the elderly revolve around.
Transcranial DC Stimulation: Ready for Regular Use in Treating Major Depression?
Studies of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), which is one of several emerging biological nonpharmacologic interventions proposed to treat depression, have had mixed results. Now a team of investigators from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, have undertaken a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data to assess tDCS efficacy and explore individual response predictors.
Zapping the brain really does seem to improve depression
Now we know – zapping the brain with electricity really does seem to improve some medical conditions, meaning it may be a useful tool for treating depression. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) involves using electrodes to send a weak current across the brain. Stimulating brain tissue like this has been linked to effects ranging from accelerated learning to improving the symptoms of depression and faster recovery from strokes.
The impact of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
The cerebellum has been shown to be important for skill learning, including the learning of motor sequences. We investigated whether cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) would enhance learning of fine motor sequences. Because the ability to generalize or transfer to novel task variations or circumstances is a crucial goal of real world training, we also examined the effect of tDCS on performance of novel sequences after training.
Transcranial direct current stimulation shows promise for depression therapy
Small amounts of electricity similar to the output of a common 9-volt battery could improve life for people living with major depression, the most common mood disorder. A new study at the University of Kansas will investigate the potential of transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, whereby a safe, low current of electricity is applied to the brain by placing electrodes on a person's scalp. The painless technique may be a useful as a therapy for depression, especially in conjunction with antidepressant medications.
Transcranial direct current stimulation may activate the human cerebral cortex, study shows
The notion that low levels of electrical stimulation applied to the scalp, barely enough to create a mild tingling sensation, could activate the brain is a relatively new and somewhat controversial idea.
New clinical trial investigates non-invasive treatment for depression and bipolar disorder at Black Dog Institute
TDCS is a very mild form of brain stimulation. The stimulation is painless and is given when a person is fully awake and alert with the stimulation session lasting 30 minutes.
Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity: study
Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Centre (GUMC) in US used Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate an area of the brain known to be associated with creativity in combination with giving test subjects verbal cues to think more creatively.