Reddit Community Posts on tDCS

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  • New review in the journal Cortex of controversies in tDCS effectiveness (free PDF)
    Modulating brain activity and behaviour with tDCS: Rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Transcranial electrical brain stimulation (tES) techniques have shown substantial promise in research and applied settings. However, over the last few years the technique has courted significant controversy, resulting in scepticism regarding its reported beneficial effects and future potential. In this opinion article, we examine the key points of criticism raised to date, including whether tES has any meaningful effect on the cortex, issues of replicability, and the variability in its efficacy across individuals. For each point, we assess the strength of the evidence ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-30By /u/Rosebud123456789
    2 weeks ago
  • Montages
    I have anxiety and depression so I got the Omni stimulator yesterday and used what I thought was the depression and anxiety montage from totaltdcs.com. Used it twice yesterday and woke up today with no anxiety. I only realised though that I had the cathode and anode mixed up, Which I looked up is the addiction montage. I was wondering what the difference between the two is? I know the anxiety one stimulates the frontal cortex to work better. Is the addiction one to slow it down or just work on a different part? I used the anxiety ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-28By /u/lutepatrick
    2 weeks ago
  • potential experiments and impacts of tDCS?
    Hi, I'm the same guy who asked about cathodes, anode, current densities, etc in one of the recent posts. I'm also curious about what everyone/anyone here thinks about what the theoretical(given that not many long term/comprehensive/diverse studies have been conducted) long term effects of tDCS would be. I'm not asking about what has been scientifically concluded, I'm asking about what can be inferred given what we know about brains and tDCS because that's more interesting to me. Can long term regular use of tDCS cause dependency of tDCS for enhanced brain function? Can irregular use of tDCS for ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-15By /u/itrn7rec
    4 weeks ago
  • Anode & cathode functions
    Hi, I'm new to this subreddit, but I've been reading quite a bit of studies the past few days. One thing that seems tricky is the depolarization/hyperpolarization or excitement/inhibition effects of the anode and cathode. The general consensus, if there is any, seems to be that the cathode inhibits neurons and anode excites neurons, but these findings only seem to be replicated in low amplitude settings. Some articles actually state that at certain amplitudes or current densities, tdcs would excite neurons under both cathode and anode. Could someone explain what should be happening in amplitudes of range ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-15By /u/itrn7rec
    4 weeks ago
  • Beyond the target area: an integrative view of tDCS-induced motor cortex modulation in patients and athletes
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-15By /u/DIYtDCS
    4 weeks ago
  • Treatment of Resistant Depression: A Pilot Study Assessing the Efficacy of a tDCS-Mindfulness Program Compared With a tDCS-Relaxation Program
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-15By /u/DIYtDCS
    4 weeks ago
  • What is the difference between close-loop TACS and normal TACS?
    What is the difference between close-loop TACS and normal TACS? For what purpose was CL-TACS developed? Would it be possible to use the focus for CL-TACS? submitted by /u/_svyatogor_ [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-13By /u/_svyatogor_
    4 weeks ago
  • Which tDCS device to buy
    I live in the UK and suffer from anxiety and depression. I'm not sure of which device to buy. Which devices are people using? submitted by /u/lutepatrick [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-12By /u/lutepatrick
    4 weeks ago
  • Hard anxiety and depression, can tDCS handle with it?
    I’m strongly anxious, sociophobic and have plenty of psychological problems. I bought one of these things (of local manufacturing), but i’m afraid if i can mess with my brain even worse. What forecasts do you have in this regard? Should i even try? submitted by /u/kindaborderline [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-12By /u/kindaborderline
    4 weeks ago
  • Has anyone used TDCS successfully to lower anxiety/depression permanently?
    Like did the neuroplascity work to the point where you kept at it, and it became easier to stay not depressed? Did the non-anxious state become more of the base state? With enough use was the changes permanent? Or how long did they last for? submitted by /u/Lasers_Pew_Pew_Pew [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-12By /u/Lasers_Pew_Pew_Pew
    1 month ago
  • I’m so confused about what’s better tdcs or rtms? And which device?
    I've been looking at a couple of devices, but I'm a bit confused. Halo Sport 2, is tdcs, and looks great for exercise and music. But I always want to use tdcs for depression/anxiety, learning faster etc. All those other great things! Could I use the same Halo Sport 2 device, but just on a different part of my brain? (think there's a sensor inside to make sure it's the right way up, but could always lie down and have it on my forehead). Another device I've been looking at is this NeoRhythm https://omnipemf.com/, a rtms and pemf ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-12By /u/Lasers_Pew_Pew_Pew
    1 month ago
  • Experiment Fp1+ Fp2-
    I recently read that positive emotions arise in the left hemisphere of the brain, and negative emotions in the right. And I decided to try to stimulate Fp1+ Fp2- In the end, it was the best I've ever tried. My sense of physical and moral fatigue disappeared and I was able to continuously study for 6+ hours, even when my body was physically tired during physical exercises - I did not feel it. ​ Has anyone else tried this installation? submitted by /u/TuliFrozen [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-11By /u/TuliFrozen
    1 month ago
  • Just finished Week 1 of Flow Neuroscience tDCS treatment
    So....I received a new Flow Neuroscience "brainset" (if that's what you'd call it) in the post on Tuesday. It's a very smartly packaged project, though quite expensive (I'll be paying 30 quid a month for the next 12 months). Fortunately, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee, but I don't think that will be a worry. Given the results after Week 1, the rewards far outweigh the costs. You use their smartphone app for 30 minutes during each treatment, and the brain stimulation is activated for the duration. The app is designed as a chatbot, which walks you through ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-11By /u/bearosmith
    1 month ago
  • only feeling the cathode?
    just received my tDCS setup and after two sessions i've noticed only the cathode produces any feeling of sensation / noticeable visual flashes when placed on my head while the anode doesn't produce any sensation. is this usual or is the device reversed? submitted by /u/njst90 [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-07By /u/njst90
    1 month ago
  • Why none of the placement images and videos online show the proper shoulder placement for montages?
    Any pictures you have found? submitted by /u/4dmrkey [link] [comments] ... read more
    Latest Reddit tDCS PostsPublished on 2019-11-07By /u/4dmrkey
    1 month ago