Scientific Studies on tDCS and Cognition

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As of Dec. 11th, we found over 340 articles focusing on tDCS and Cognition.

  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ) for social cognition and social skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
    Related ArticlesTranscranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ) for social cognition and social skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2018 Oct 19;: Authors: Esse Wilson J, Trumbo MC, Wilson JK, Tesche CD Abstract Social deficits are core to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Current treatments are extremely time- and labor-intensive. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a promising treatment modality to safely enhance treatments targeting social cognition and social skills. This pilot study investigates the effectiveness of social skills treatment interventions paired with anodal tDCS for six adults 18-58 years with ... read more
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  • Investigating the Role of the Primary Motor Cortex in Musical Creativity: A Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Study.
    Related ArticlesInvestigating the Role of the Primary Motor Cortex in Musical Creativity: A Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Study. Front Psychol. 2018;9:1758 Authors: Anic A, Olsen KN, Thompson WF Abstract Neuroscientific research has revealed interconnected brain networks implicated in musical creativity, such as the executive control network, the default mode network, and premotor cortices. The present study employed brain stimulation to evaluate the role of the primary motor cortex (M1) in creative and technically fluent jazz piano improvisations. We implemented transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to alter the neural activation patterns of the left hemispheric M1 whilst pianists performed improvisations with ... read more
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  • Effects of neuromodulation on cognitive performance in individuals exhibiting addictive behaviors: A systematic review.
    Related ArticlesEffects of neuromodulation on cognitive performance in individuals exhibiting addictive behaviors: A systematic review. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Oct 03;192:338-351 Authors: Naish KR, Vedelago L, MacKillop J, Amlung M Abstract BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in non-invasive brain stimulation techniques as treatments for addictive disorders. While multiple reviews have examined the effects of neuromodulation on craving and consumption, there has been no review of how neuromodulation affects cognitive functioning in addiction. This systematic review examined studies of the cognitive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in individuals exhibiting addictive behavior. METHODS: Articles ... read more
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  • Remotely Supervised Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Increases the Benefit of At-Home Cognitive Training in Multiple Sclerosis.
    Related ArticlesRemotely Supervised Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Increases the Benefit of At-Home Cognitive Training in Multiple Sclerosis. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jun;21(4):383-389 Authors: Charvet L, Shaw M, Dobbs B, Frontario A, Sherman K, Bikson M, Datta A, Krupp L, Zeinapour E, Kasschau M Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of remotely-supervised transcranial direct current stimulation (RS-tDCS) paired with cognitive training (CT) exercise in participants with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: In a feasibility study of RS-tDCS in MS, participants completed ten sessions of tDCS paired with CT (1.5 mA × 20 min, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex montage). RS-tDCS participants were compared to ... read more
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  • Beneficial effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on spatial working memory in patients with schizophrenia.
    Related ArticlesBeneficial effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on spatial working memory in patients with schizophrenia. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 Oct 03;: Authors: Schwippel T, Papazova I, Strube W, Fallgatter AJ, Hasan A, Plewnia C Abstract Schizophrenia is a severe and often detrimental psychiatric disorder. The individual patients' level of functioning is essentially determined by cognitive, particularly working memory (WM), deficits that are critically linked to dysfunctional activity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can transiently modulate activity of the dlPFC and remote areas and has been shown to improve WM functions. It ... read more
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  • Effects of Non-invasive Neuromodulation on Executive and Other Cognitive Functions in Addictive Disorders: A Systematic Review.
    Related ArticlesEffects of Non-invasive Neuromodulation on Executive and Other Cognitive Functions in Addictive Disorders: A Systematic Review. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:642 Authors: Schluter RS, Daams JG, van Holst RJ, Goudriaan AE Abstract Background: In order to improve the current treatment of addictive disorders non-invasive neuromodulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) has gained attention. The DLPFC is crucially involved in executive functioning, functions which are related to the course of addictive disorders. Non-invasive stimulation of the DLPFC may lead to changes in executive functioning. Currently an overview of effects of neuromodulation on these functions is lacking. Therefore, this systematic review ... read more
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  • Variable Neural Contributions to Explicit and Implicit Learning During Visuomotor Adaptation.
    Related ArticlesVariable Neural Contributions to Explicit and Implicit Learning During Visuomotor Adaptation. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:610 Authors: Liew SL, Thompson T, Ramirez J, Butcher PA, Taylor JA, Celnik PA Abstract We routinely make fine motor adjustments to maintain optimal motor performance. These adaptations have been attributed to both implicit, error-based mechanisms, and explicit, strategy-based mechanisms. However, little is known about the neural basis of implicit vs. explicit learning. Here, we aimed to use anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to probe the relationship between different brain regions and learning mechanisms during a visuomotor adaptation task in humans. We hypothesized that ... read more
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  • Dissociable Roles Within the Social Brain for Self-Other Processing: A HD-tDCS Study.
    Dissociable Roles Within the Social Brain for Self-Other Processing: A HD-tDCS Study. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Oct 01;: Authors: Martin AK, Huang J, Hunold A, Meinzer M Abstract Theories of right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ) function in social cognition include self-other distinction, self-inhibition, or embodied rotation, whereas the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC) is associated with integrating social information. However, no study has provided causal evidence for dissociable roles of the rTPJ and dmPFC in social cognition. A total of 52 healthy young adults were stratified to receive either dmPFC or rTPJ anodal high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) in a sham-controlled, double-blinded, ... read more
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  • Neurophysiological and cognitive effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in three girls with Rett Syndrome with chronic language impairments.
    Related ArticlesNeurophysiological and cognitive effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in three girls with Rett Syndrome with chronic language impairments. Res Dev Disabil. 2018 May;76:76-87 Authors: Fabio RA, Gangemi A, Capri T, Budden S, Falzone A Abstract BACKGROUND: this study was based on both neurophysiological decelerated activity and communication deficits in Rett Syndrome (RTT). AIMS: the aim was to examine the neurophysiological and cognitive effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) in three girls with RTT with chronic language impairments. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: we proposed an integrated intervention: tDCS and cognitive empowerment applied to language in order to enhance ... read more
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  • The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Cognitive Functions in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study.
    Related ArticlesThe Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Cognitive Functions in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study. Behav Neurol. 2018;2018:5971385 Authors: Cruz Gonzalez P, Fong KNK, Brown T Abstract Objective: The aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether the use of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex could boost the effects of a cognitive stimulation (CS) programme using a tablet on five older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Method: A single-subject study of A-B-C-A design was used. After the baseline with the administration of ... read more
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  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Cognition, and Multiple Sclerosis: An Overview.
    Related ArticlesRepetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Cognition, and Multiple Sclerosis: An Overview. Behav Neurol. 2018;2018:8584653 Authors: Nasios G, Messinis L, Dardiotis E, Papathanasopoulos P Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects cognition in the majority of patients. A major aspect of the disease is brain volume loss (BVL), present in all phases and types (relapsing and progressive) of the disease and linked to both motor and cognitive disabilities. Due to the lack of effective pharmacological treatments for cognition, cognitive rehabilitation and other nonpharmacological interventions such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) have recently emerged and their potential role in functional connectivity ... read more
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  • No Evidence That Frontal Eye Field tDCS Affects Latency or Accuracy of Prosaccades.
    Related ArticlesNo Evidence That Frontal Eye Field tDCS Affects Latency or Accuracy of Prosaccades. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:617 Authors: Reteig LC, Knapen T, Roelofs FJFW, Ridderinkhof KR, Slagter HA Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be used to directly affect neural activity from outside of the skull. However, its exact physiological mechanisms remain elusive, particularly when applied to new brain areas. The frontal eye field (FEF) has rarely been targeted with tDCS, even though it plays a crucial role in control of overt and covert spatial attention. Here, we investigate whether tDCS over the FEF can affect the latency ... read more
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  • Home-based transcranial direct current stimulation plus tracking training therapy in people with stroke: an open-label feasibility study.
    Related ArticlesHome-based transcranial direct current stimulation plus tracking training therapy in people with stroke: an open-label feasibility study. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2018 Sep 18;15(1):83 Authors: Van de Winckel A, Carey JR, Bisson TA, Hauschildt EC, Streib CD, Durfee WK Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an effective neuromodulation adjunct to repetitive motor training in promoting motor recovery post-stroke. Finger tracking training is motor training whereby people with stroke use the impaired index finger to trace waveform-shaped lines on a monitor. Our aims were to assess the feasibility and safety of a telerehabilitation program consisting of tDCS and ... read more
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  • A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Multisession Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Cognition in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
    Related ArticlesA Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Multisession Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Cognition in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2018 Sep 19;:1550059418800889 Authors: Inagawa T, Narita Z, Sugawara N, Maruo K, Stickley A, Yokoi Y, Sumiyoshi T Abstract There have been increasing efforts to investigate the effects of neuromodulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), on cognitive impairment in dementia and related conditions. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we assessed the efficacy of multisession anodal tDCS compared with sham stimulation for improving global cognition and specific cognitive domains in both Alzheimer's disease ... read more
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  • Nicotine modulates human brain plasticity via calcium-dependent mechanisms.
    Related ArticlesNicotine modulates human brain plasticity via calcium-dependent mechanisms. J Physiol. 2018 Sep 15;: Authors: Jessica G, Jerick B, Giorgi B, Min-Fang K, Walter P, Michael N Abstract KEY POINT: Nicotine modulates cognition and memory function by targeting the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and releasing different transmitter systems postsynaptically. With both nicotine-generated mechanisms, calcium influx and calcium permeability can be regulated, which is a key requirement for the induction of long-term potentiation, the physiological basis of learning and memory function. We try to unmask the underlying mechanism of nicotinic effects on anodal tDCS-induced LTP-like plasticity based on the hypothesis of calcium-dependency. ... read more
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  • Studying Implicit Social Cognition with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation.
    Related ArticlesStudying Implicit Social Cognition with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Trends Cogn Sci. 2018 Sep 01;: Authors: Marini M, Banaji MR, Pascual-Leone A Abstract Given that globalization has brought different sociocultural groups together on an unprecedented scale, understanding the neurobiology underlying intergroup social behavior has never been more urgent. Social and cognitive scientists are increasingly using noninvasive brain-stimulation techniques (NBS) to explore the neural mechanisms underlying implicit attitudes and stereotyping. NBS methods, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), can interfere with ongoing brain activity in targeted brain areas and distributed networks, and thus offer unique insights ... read more
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  • Pre-treatment attentional processing speed and antidepressant response to transcranial direct current stimulation: Results from an international randomized controlled trial.
    Related ArticlesPre-treatment attentional processing speed and antidepressant response to transcranial direct current stimulation: Results from an international randomized controlled trial. Brain Stimul. 2018 Aug 23;: Authors: Martin DM, McClintock SM, Aaronson ST, Alonzo A, Husain MM, Lisanby SH, McDonald WM, Mohan A, Nikolin S, O'Reardon J, Weickert CS, Loo CK Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has promising antidepressant effects, however, clinical trials have shown variable efficacy. Pre-treatment neurocognitive functioning has previously been identified as an inter-individual predictor of tDCS antidepressant efficacy. OBJECTIVE: In this international multicentre, sham-controlled study, we investigated this relationship while also assessing the influence ... read more
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  • Got chocolate? Bilateral prefrontal cortex stimulation augments chocolate consumption.
    Related ArticlesGot chocolate? Bilateral prefrontal cortex stimulation augments chocolate consumption. Appetite. 2018 Aug 29;: Authors: To C, Falcone M, Loughead J, Logue-Chamberlain E, Hamilton R, Kable J, Lerman C, Ashare RL Abstract BACKGROUND: Understanding the mechanisms behind exerting self-control may reveal why health behaviors are resistant to change. Activity in the right inferior frontal gyrus (rIFG) plays a role in self-control processes and may be modulated using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). OBJECTIVE: In this early phase behavioral research study, we investigated whether anodal stimulation over the rIFG with cathodal stimulation over the left IFG (versus sham) reduced chocolate ... read more
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  • tDCS combined with optokinetic drift reduces egocentric neglect in severely impaired post-acute patients.
    Related ArticlestDCS combined with optokinetic drift reduces egocentric neglect in severely impaired post-acute patients. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2018 Jun;28(4):515-526 Authors: Turgut N, Miranda M, Kastrup A, Eling P, Hildebrandt H Abstract Visuospatial neglect is a disabling syndrome resulting in impaired activities of daily living and in longer durations of inpatient rehabilitation. Effective interventions to remediate neglect are still needed. The combination of tDCS and an optokinetic task might qualify as a treatment method. A total of 32 post-acute patients with left (n = 20) or right-sided neglect were allotted to an intervention or a control group (both groups n = 16). The intervention group received ... read more
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  • Electrophysiological and behavioral effects of frontal transcranial direct current stimulation on cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis.
    Related ArticlesElectrophysiological and behavioral effects of frontal transcranial direct current stimulation on cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis. J Neurol. 2018 Mar;265(3):607-617 Authors: Fiene M, Rufener KS, Kuehne M, Matzke M, Heinze HJ, Zaehle T Abstract Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms affecting patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Sustained cognitive effort induces cognitive fatigue, operationalized as subjective exhaustion and fatigue-related objective alertness decrements with time-on-task. During prolonged cognitive testing, MS patients show increased simple reaction times (RT) accompanied by lower amplitudes and prolonged latencies of the P300 event-related potential. Previous studies suggested a major role of ... read more
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  • Putting focus on transcranial direct current stimulation in language production studies.
    Related ArticlesPutting focus on transcranial direct current stimulation in language production studies. PLoS One. 2018;13(8):e0202730 Authors: Klaus J, Schutter DJLG Abstract Previous language production studies targeting the inferior frontal and superior temporal gyrus using anodal tDCS have provided mixed results. Part of this heterogeneity may be explained by limited target region focality of conventionally used electrode montages. We examined the focality of conventionally and alternative electrode montages. Electrical field distributions of anodal tDCS targeting IFG and pSTG were simulated in conventional setups (anodal electrode over left IFG/pSTG, reference electrode over right supraorbital region) and an alternative electrode montage in ... read more
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  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Improve Cognitive-Motor Function in Functionally Limited Older Adults.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation May Improve Cognitive-Motor Function in Functionally Limited Older Adults. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2018 Aug 22;:1545968318792616 Authors: Manor B, Zhou J, Harrison R, Lo OY, Travison TG, Hausdorff JM, Pascual-Leone A, Lipsitz L Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) intervention with the anode placed over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) and cathode over the right supraorbital region, on cognition, mobility, and "dual-task" standing and walking in older adults with mild-to-moderate motor and cognitive impairments. METHODS: A double-blinded, block-randomized, sham-controlled trial was conducted in 18 nondemented, ambulatory adults ... read more
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  • No Evidence That Baseline Prefrontal Cortical Excitability (3T-MRS) Predicts the Effects of Prefrontal tDCS on WM Performance.
    Related ArticlesNo Evidence That Baseline Prefrontal Cortical Excitability (3T-MRS) Predicts the Effects of Prefrontal tDCS on WM Performance. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:481 Authors: Talsma LJ, Broekhuizen JA, Huisman J, Slagter HA Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (lDLPFC) is a promising tool to enhance working memory (WM) in clinical as well as healthy populations. Yet, tDCS does not affect everyone similarly: whereas tDCS improves WM in most individuals, some individuals do not, or actually show detriments in WM performance after stimulation. One hypothesis that has been put forward to account for individual differences in ... read more
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  • Transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training for the treatment of Parkinson Disease: A randomized, placebo-controlled study.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training for the treatment of Parkinson Disease: A randomized, placebo-controlled study. Brain Stimul. 2018 Jul 18;: Authors: Manenti R, Cotelli MS, Cobelli C, Gobbi E, Brambilla M, Rusich D, Alberici A, Padovani A, Borroni B, Cotelli M Abstract BACKGROUND: A number of non-motor symptoms occurs in Parkinson Disease (PD), cognitive decline and mood disturbances representing the most prevalent. Recent studies reported that cognitive training could potentially help to attenuate cognitive deficits in patients with PD and several researches demonstrated a beneficial effect of active transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) over the left ... read more
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  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Assist Experienced Pistol Shooters in Gaining Even-Better Performance Scores.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation to Assist Experienced Pistol Shooters in Gaining Even-Better Performance Scores. Cerebellum. 2018 Jul 23;: Authors: Kamali AM, Nami M, Yahyavi SS, Saadi ZK, Mohammadi A Abstract Recently, brain stimulation has been considered as a promising method for the empowerment of athletes' performance. This study recruited 16 pistol shooters who were randomly assigned to two arms, including the control receiving no intervention and the experimental group receiving either sham or real transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), i.e., anodal stimulation and cathodal suppression over the cerebellar and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) regions, respectively. Our outcome measures were ... read more
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