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

  • Alpha Oscillations Are Causally Linked to Inhibitory Abilities in Ageing.
    Related ArticlesAlpha Oscillations Are Causally Linked to Inhibitory Abilities in Ageing. J Neurosci. 2018 05 02;38(18):4418-4429 Authors: Borghini G, Candini M, Filannino C, Hussain M, Walsh V, Romei V, Zokaei N, Cappelletti M Abstract Aging adults typically show reduced ability to ignore task-irrelevant information, an essential skill for optimal performance in many cognitive operations, including those requiring working memory (WM) resources. In a first experiment, young and elderly human participants of both genders performed an established WM paradigm probing inhibitory abilities by means of valid, invalid, and neutral retro-cues. Elderly participants showed an overall cost, especially in performing ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-17
    24 hours ago
  • Single session high definition transcranial direct current stimulation to the cerebellum does not impact higher cognitive function.
    Related ArticlesSingle session high definition transcranial direct current stimulation to the cerebellum does not impact higher cognitive function. PLoS One. 2019;14(10):e0222995 Authors: Maldonado T, Goen JRM, Imburgio MJ, Eakin SM, Bernard JA Abstract The prefrontal cortex is central to higher order cognitive function. However, the cerebellum, generally thought to be involved in motor control and learning, has also been implicated in higher order cognition. Recent work using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) provides some support for right cerebellar involvement in higher order cognition, though the results are mixed, and often contradictory. Here, we used cathodal high definition tDCS (HD-tDCS) over ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-11
    7 days ago
  • Enhancing theory of mind in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia with transcranial direct current stimulation.
    Related ArticlesEnhancing theory of mind in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia with transcranial direct current stimulation. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2018 12;18(6):1065-1075 Authors: Cotelli M, Adenzato M, Cantoni V, Manenti R, Alberici A, Enrici I, Benussi A, Dell'Era V, Bonetta E, Padovani A, Borroni B Abstract Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is a form of frontotemporal degeneration characterized by early changes in personality, emotional blunting, and/or loss of empathy. Recent research has highlighted that these features may be at least partially explained by impairments in the theory of mind (ToM; i.e., the ability to understand and predict other people's behaviour ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-08
    1 week ago
  • A Clinical Trial with Combined Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Attentional Bias Modification in Alcohol-Dependent Patients.
    Related ArticlesA Clinical Trial with Combined Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Attentional Bias Modification in Alcohol-Dependent Patients. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 10;42(10):1961-1969 Authors: den Uyl TE, Gladwin TE, Lindenmeyer J, Wiers RW Abstract BACKGROUND: Modifying attentional processes with attentional bias modification (ABM) might be a relevant add-on to treatment in addiction. This study investigated whether influencing cortical plasticity with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could increase training effects. tDCS could also help alcohol-dependent patients to overcome craving and reduce relapse, independent of training. These approaches were combined to investigate effects in the treatment of alcoholism. METHODS: Ninety-eight ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-26
    3 weeks ago
  • Behavioural and electrophysiological modulations induced by transcranial direct current stimulation in healthy elderly and Alzheimer’s disease patients: A pilot study.
    Related ArticlesBehavioural and electrophysiological modulations induced by transcranial direct current stimulation in healthy elderly and Alzheimer's disease patients: A pilot study. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Aug 26;130(11):2038-2052 Authors: Cespón J, Rodella C, Miniussi C, Pellicciari MC Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether anodal and cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can modify cognitive performance and neural activity in healthy elderly and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. METHODS: Fourteen healthy elderly and twelve AD patients performed a working memory task during an electroencephalogram recording before and after receiving anodal, cathodal, and sham tDCS over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Behavioural performance, event-related potentials (P200, ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-22
    4 weeks ago
  • Exploring the effects of anodal and cathodal high definition transcranial direct current stimulation targeting the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex.
    Related ArticlesExploring the effects of anodal and cathodal high definition transcranial direct current stimulation targeting the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex. Sci Rep. 2018 03 13;8(1):4454 Authors: To WT, Eroh J, Hart J, Vanneste S Abstract The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) has been identified as a core region affected by many disorders, representing a promising target for neuromodulation. High Definition-transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that has already shown promising outcomes and has been tested to engage deeper structures. This study investigates whether it is possible to modulate dACC activity using anodal and cathodal ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-21
    4 weeks ago
  • Did I Do That? Expectancy Effects of Brain Stimulation on Error-related Negativity and Sense of Agency.
    Related ArticlesDid I Do That? Expectancy Effects of Brain Stimulation on Error-related Negativity and Sense of Agency. J Cogn Neurosci. 2018 11;30(11):1720-1733 Authors: Hoogeveen S, Schjoedt U, van Elk M Abstract This study examines the effects of expected transcranial stimulation on the error(-related) negativity (Ne or ERN) and the sense of agency in participants who perform a cognitive control task. Placebo transcranial direct current stimulation was used to elicit expectations of transcranially induced cognitive improvement or impairment. The improvement/impairment manipulation affected both the Ne/ERN and the sense of agency (i.e., whether participants attributed errors to oneself or the brain stimulation ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-20
    4 weeks ago
  • Got chocolate? Bilateral prefrontal cortex stimulation augments chocolate consumption.
    Related ArticlesGot chocolate? Bilateral prefrontal cortex stimulation augments chocolate consumption. Appetite. 2018 12 01;131:28-35 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
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-20
    4 weeks ago
  • Using transcranial direct current stimulation to improve verbal working memory: A detailed review of the methodology.
    Related ArticlesUsing transcranial direct current stimulation to improve verbal working memory: A detailed review of the methodology. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2018 10;40(8):790-804 Authors: Hurley R, Machado L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive electrical brain stimulation technique that has been used extensively over prefrontal cortex in an effort to enhance verbal working memory (WM). However, inconsistent and contradictory outcomes from similar stimulation protocols have created a strong need to examine methodologies in greater detail. This review undertook an in-depth look at both positive and negative prefrontal tDCS-WM findings in adult populations to shed light on ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-10
    1 month ago
  • Modulating interoception by insula stimulation: A double-blinded tDCS study.
    Related ArticlesModulating interoception by insula stimulation: A double-blinded tDCS study. Neurosci Lett. 2019 03 23;696:108-113 Authors: Sagliano L, Magliacano A, Parazzini M, Fiocchi S, Trojano L, Grossi D Abstract Interoception consists in the perception and processing of internal body signals, such as heartbeat. Previous neuroimaging studies revealed that attention to heartbeat activated bilateral insula and premotor regions. In the present double-blind study, we aimed at testing the role of insula in interoception by means of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) interfering with its activity. Sixteen healthy participants responded to a questionnaire to evaluate the tendency to be internally focused ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-03
    1 month ago
  • Effectiveness of acute transcranial direct current stimulation on non-motor and motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease.
    Related ArticlesEffectiveness of acute transcranial direct current stimulation on non-motor and motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. Neurosci Lett. 2019 03 23;696:46-51 Authors: Bueno MEB, do Nascimento Neto LI, Terra MB, Barboza NM, Okano AH, Smaili SM Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an appropriate treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD). It offers promising results and is known to improve symptoms. Nevertheless, consistent parameters need to be established for research purposes. OBJECTIVE: To verify the effectiveness of acute tDCS on non-motor and motor symptoms in PD. METHODS: A double-blind, randomized and sham-controlled study, in which twenty individuals randomly underwent ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-09-03
    1 month ago
  • The Effects of Add-on Fronto-Temporal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Auditory Verbal Hallucinations, Other Psychopathological Symptoms, and Insight in Schizophrenia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Trial.
    Related ArticlesThe Effects of Add-on Fronto-Temporal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Auditory Verbal Hallucinations, Other Psychopathological Symptoms, and Insight in Schizophrenia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Trial. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 11 01;21(11):979-987 Authors: Chang CC, Tzeng NS, Chao CY, Yeh CB, Chang HA Abstract Background: The efficacy of fronto-temporal transcranial direct current stimulation in treating auditory verbal hallucinations and other psychopathological symptoms of schizophrenia patients has been examined in a small number of clinical trials with limited sample sizes, but the results are mixed. Fronto-temporal transcranial direct current stimulation has also been demonstrated to enhance patients' insight ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-30
    2 months ago
  • Translating preclinical findings in clinically relevant new antipsychotic targets: focus on the glutamatergic postsynaptic density. Implications for treatment resistant schizophrenia.
    Related ArticlesTranslating preclinical findings in clinically relevant new antipsychotic targets: focus on the glutamatergic postsynaptic density. Implications for treatment resistant schizophrenia. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2019 Aug 25;: Authors: de Bartolomeis A, Avagliano C, Vellucci L, D'Ambrosio L, Manchia M, D'Urso G, Buonaguro EF, Iasevoli F Abstract There is a growing interest in new molecular targets for antipsychotic therapy. Multiple signal transduction systems have been recently implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. However, the weight of each specific mechanism remains controversial. A need for a more vigorous approach to the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia arises from the bedside: about 30-40% of patients ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-29
    2 months ago
  • Common and unique effects of HD-tDCS to the social brain across cultural groups.
    Related ArticlesCommon and unique effects of HD-tDCS to the social brain across cultural groups. Neuropsychologia. 2019 Aug 16;:107170 Authors: Martin AK, Su P, Meinzer M Abstract Cultural background influences social cognition, however no study has examined brain stimulation differences attributable to cultural background. 104 young adults [52 South-East Asian Singaporeans (SEA); 52 Caucasian Australians (CA)] received anodal high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) to the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC) or the right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ). Participants completed tasks with varying demands on self-other processing including visual perspective taking and episodic memory with self and other encoding. At baseline, SEA showed ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-20
    2 months ago
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation in the treatment of cognitive symptomatology in the early stages of psychosis: study protocol for a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
    Related ArticlesEvaluation of the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation in the treatment of cognitive symptomatology in the early stages of psychosis: study protocol for a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2019 Apr 05;20(1):199 Authors: Rabanea-Souza T, Cirigola SMC, Noto C, Gomes JS, Azevedo CC, Gadelha A, Cordeiro Q, Dias ÁM, Lacerda ALT Abstract BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits are core symptoms of schizophrenia that occur from the early stages of the disorder. There is reliable evidence that cognitive deficits are associated with outcomes in schizophrenia; thus, early treatment could be particularly important. Studies with different neuromodulation techniques involving subjects ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-15
    2 months ago
  • Plasticity of the Right-Lateralized Cognitive Reserve Network in Ageing.
    Related ArticlesPlasticity of the Right-Lateralized Cognitive Reserve Network in Ageing. Cereb Cortex. 2018 05 01;28(5):1749-1759 Authors: Brosnan MB, Demaria G, Petersen A, Dockree PM, Robertson IH, Wiegand I Abstract Cognitive reserve (CR) is the phenomenon where older adults with more cognitively stimulating environments show less age-related cognitive decline. The right-lateralized fronto-parietal network has been proposed to significantly contribute to CR and visual attention in ageing. In this study we tested whether plasticity of this network may be harnessed in ageing.We assessed CR and parameters of visual attention capacity in older adults. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was employed to ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-14
    2 months ago
  • Preliminary findings of four-week, task-based anodal prefrontal cortex transcranial direct current stimulation transferring to other cognitive improvements in schizophrenia.
    Preliminary findings of four-week, task-based anodal prefrontal cortex transcranial direct current stimulation transferring to other cognitive improvements in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2019 Jul 17;280:112487 Authors: Weickert TW, Salimuddin H, Lenroot RK, Bruggemann J, Loo C, Vercammen A, Kindler J, Weickert CS Abstract Most transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) trials of schizophrenia administer few sessions and do not assess transfer effects to other cognitive domains. In a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled, parallel groups trial, we determined the extent to which 4-weeks of 2 mA tDCS at 20 min/day totalling 20 tDCS sessions administered during a spatial working memory test, with anodal right dorsolateral prefrontal ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-04
    2 months ago
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Improving Aphasia After Stroke.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation for Improving Aphasia After Stroke. Stroke. 2019 Jul 29;:STROKEAHA119026486 Authors: Elsner B, Kugler J, Pohl M, Mehrholz J PMID: 31352870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-01
    3 months ago
  • Cathodal stimulating the left DLPFC changes risk disposition toward common risky behaviors in daily-life.
    Related ArticlesCathodal stimulating the left DLPFC changes risk disposition toward common risky behaviors in daily-life. Neurosci Lett. 2019 Jul 23;709:134400 Authors: Wen Y, Turel O, Peng Y, Lv C, He Q Abstract Many daily activities require the weighting of risks and gains, and adjusting decisions based on this information. The present study investigates the role of left DLPFC in such normal-life, routine, but risky decisions. We expected that down-regulating the left DLPFC will reduce emphasis on gains such that less-riskier decisions, as captured with attitude and behavioral intention measures, are made. In study 1 (n = 56), tDCS naïve participants were ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-01
    3 months ago
  • Running effects on cognition and plasticity (ReCaP): study protocol of a longitudinal examination of multimodal adaptations of marathon running.
    Related ArticlesRunning effects on cognition and plasticity (ReCaP): study protocol of a longitudinal examination of multimodal adaptations of marathon running. Res Sports Med. 2019 Jul 25;:1-15 Authors: Roeh A, Bunse T, Lembeck M, Handrack M, Pross B, Schoenfeld J, Keeser D, Ertl-Wagner B, Pogarell O, Halle M, Falkai P, Hasan A, Scherr J Abstract Regular moderate physical activity (PA) has been linked to beneficial adaptations in various somatic diseases (e.g. cancer, endocrinological disorders) and a reduction in all-cause mortality from several cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric diseases. This study was designed to investigate acute and prolonged exercise-induced cardio- and neurophysiological responses in ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-01
    3 months ago
  • Electrophysiological modulation and cognitive-verbal enhancement by multi-session Broca’s stimulation: a quantitative EEG transcranial direct current stimulation based investigation.
    Related ArticlesElectrophysiological modulation and cognitive-verbal enhancement by multi-session Broca's stimulation: a quantitative EEG transcranial direct current stimulation based investigation. J Integr Neurosci. 2019 Jun 30;18(2):107-115 Authors: Saadi ZK, Saadat M, Kamali AM, Yahyavi SS, Nami M Abstract To evaluate transcranial direct current stimulation-induced changes in resting state quantitative EEG and cognitiveverbal performance of second language learners, 16 healthy individuals were randomly recruited to sham and real transcranial direct current stimulation groups receiving eight sessions of second language instruction accompanied by a 2 mA transcranial direct current stimulation over Broca's area with the cathode placed over the left arm. Quantitative EEG ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-01
    3 months ago
  • The Insula: A Brain Stimulation Target for the Treatment of Addiction.
    Related ArticlesThe Insula: A Brain Stimulation Target for the Treatment of Addiction. Front Pharmacol. 2019;10:720 Authors: Ibrahim C, Rubin-Kahana DS, Pushparaj A, Musiol M, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ, Zangen A, Le Foll B Abstract Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a growing public health concern with only a limited number of approved treatments. However, even approved treatments are subject to limited efficacy with high long-term relapse rates. Current treatment approaches are typically a combination of pharmacotherapies and behavioral counselling. Growing evidence and technological advances suggest the potential of brain stimulation techniques for the treatment of SUDs. There are three ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-08-01
    3 months ago
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    24 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: tDCS and Cognition These pubmed results were generated on 2019/07/10PubMed comprises more than millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-07-10
    3 months ago
  • Basic and functional effects of transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES)-An introduction.
    Related ArticlesBasic and functional effects of transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES)-An introduction. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 02;85:81-92 Authors: Yavari F, Jamil A, Mosayebi Samani M, Vidor LP, Nitsche MA Abstract Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) has been gaining increased popularity in human neuroscience research during the last years. Among the emerging NIBS tools is transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), whose main modalities are transcranial direct, and alternating current stimulation (tDCS, tACS). In tES, a small current (usually less than 3mA) is delivered through the scalp. Depending on its shape, density, and duration, the applied current induces acute or long-lasting effects on excitability ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-03-03
    8 months ago
  • Cognitive effects of non-surgical brain stimulation for major depressive disorder: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Related ArticlesCognitive effects of non-surgical brain stimulation for major depressive disorder: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 19;9(2):e023796 Authors: Kiebs M, Hurlemann R, Mutz J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Non-surgical brain stimulation techniques may be considered as alternative or add-on treatments for patients with major depressive disorder who failed to respond to pharmacological interventions. Electroconvulsive therapy has been shown to be highly effective in reducing depressive symptoms but stakeholders remain concerned about adverse cognitive effects. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation may be associated with more benign adverse effect profiles and may indeed ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-03-03
    8 months ago