Expectations May Influence the Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.

Expectations May Influence the Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
Related ArticlesExpectations May Influence the Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Neuropsychologia. 2018 Sep 15;: Authors: Rabipour S, Wu AD, Davidson PSR, Iacoboni M Abstract Growing interest surrounds transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a safe and inexpensive method for improving cognitive functions and mood. Nevertheless, tDCS studies rarely examine psychological factors such as expectations of outcomes, which may influence tDCS responsiveness through placebo-like effects. Here we sought to evaluate the potential influence of expectations on tDCS intervention outcomes. We assessed expectations of tDCS outcomes in 88 healthy young adults on three occasions: i) at baseline; ii) after reading information ... read more
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