Can brain stimulation enhance cognition in clinical populations? A critical review

Can brain stimulation enhance cognition in clinical populations? A critical review
Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2022 Nov 11. doi: 10.3233/RNN-211230. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMany psychiatric and neurological conditions are associated with cognitive impairment for which there are very limited treatment options. Brain stimulation methodologies show promise as novel therapeutics and have cognitive effects. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), known more for its related transient adverse cognitive effects, can produce significant cognitive improvement in the weeks following acute treatment. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is increasingly used as a treatment for major depression and has acute cognitive effects. Emerging research from controlled studies suggests that repeated TMS treatments may additionally have cognitive benefit. ECT and TMS ... read more
Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionBy Donel M Martin