Effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation on laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition.

Effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation on laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition.
Related ArticlesEffects of transcranial direct-current stimulation on laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition. BJS Open. 2018 Apr;2(2):70-78 Authors: Ciechanski P, Cheng A, Damji O, Lopushinsky S, Hecker K, Jadavji Z, Kirton A Abstract Background: Changes in medical education may limit opportunities for trainees to gain proficiency in surgical skills. Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) can augment motor skill learning and may enhance surgical procedural skill acquisition. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of tDCS on simulation-based laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition. Methods: In this double-blind, sham-controlled randomized trial, participants were randomized to receive 20 min of anodal tDCS or ... read more
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