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

  • Aging, sex and cognitive Theory of Mind: a transcranial direct current stimulation study.
    Related ArticlesAging, sex and cognitive Theory of Mind: a transcranial direct current stimulation study. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 02;9(1):18064 Authors: Adenzato M, Manenti R, Gobbi E, Enrici I, Rusich D, Cotelli M Abstract Aging is accompanied by changes in cognitive abilities and a great interest is spreading among researchers about aging impact on social cognition skills, such as the Theory of Mind (ToM). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been used in social cognition studies founding evidence of sex-related different effects on cognitive ToM task in a young people sample. In this randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study, we applied one active and ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-12-04
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  • A Pilot Study Comparing Effects of Bifrontal Versus Bitemporal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer Disease.
    Related ArticlesA Pilot Study Comparing Effects of Bifrontal Versus Bitemporal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer Disease. J ECT. 2019 Nov 25;: Authors: Liu CS, Herrmann N, Gallagher D, Rajji TK, Kiss A, Vieira D, Lanctôt KL Abstract OBJECTIVE: While transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can enhance aspects of memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD), there has been wide variability in both the placement of tDCS electrodes and treatment response. This study compared the effects of bifrontal (anodal stimulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortices), bitemporal (anodal stimulation over the ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-12-04
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  • Transcranial electrical stimulation for human enhancement and the risk of inequality: Prohibition or compensation?
    Related ArticlesTranscranial electrical stimulation for human enhancement and the risk of inequality: Prohibition or compensation? Bioethics. 2019 01;33(1):122-131 Authors: Lavazza A Abstract Non-invasive brain stimulation is used to modulate brain excitation and inhibition and to improve cognitive functioning. The effectiveness of the enhancement due to transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is still controversial, but the technique seems to have large potential for improvement and more specific applications. In particular, it has recently been used by athletes, both beginners and professionals. This paper analyses the ethical issues related to tDCS enhancement, which depend on its specific features: ease of use, immediate ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-12-04
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  • Polarity and subfield specific effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on hippocampal plasticity.
    Related ArticlesPolarity and subfield specific effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on hippocampal plasticity. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2019 Nov 22;:107126 Authors: Rohan JG, Miklasevich MK, McInturf SM, Bechmann NA, Moore RJ, Hatcher-Solis C, Jankord R Abstract An increasing number of studies using human subjects substantiate the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a noninvasive approach to treat various neurological symptoms. tDCS has been tested in conditions from motor to cognition dysfunctions. Performance enhancement of healthy subjects using tDCS has also been explored. The underlying physiological mechanism for tDCS effects is hypothesized to be through changes in neuroplasticity and ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-26
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  • Neural basis of induced phantom limb pain relief.
    Related ArticlesNeural basis of induced phantom limb pain relief. Ann Neurol. 2019 01;85(1):59-73 Authors: Kikkert S, Mezue M, O'Shea J, Henderson Slater D, Johansen-Berg H, Tracey I, Makin TR Abstract OBJECTIVE: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is notoriously difficult to treat, partly due to an incomplete understanding of PLP-related disease mechanisms. Noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is used to modulate plasticity in various neuropathological diseases, including chronic pain. Although NIBS can alleviate neuropathic pain (including PLP), both disease and treatment mechanisms remain tenuous. Insight into the mechanisms underlying both PLP and NIBS-induced PLP relief is needed for future implementation of ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-26
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  • Cognitive impairment in psychotic illness: prevalence, profile of impairment, developmental course, and treatment considerations
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    Related ArticlesCognitive impairment in psychotic illness: prevalence, profile of impairment, developmental course, and treatment considerations
. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2019 Sep;21(3):239-248 Authors: McCleery A, Nuechterlein KH Abstract Despite effective pharmacological treatments for psychotic symptoms (eg, hallucinations, delusions), functional outcomes for people with psychotic disorders are often disappointing. Although it is not included in the diagnostic criteria for psychotic disorders, cognitive impairment is one of the strongest determinants of community functioning in this clinical population, and thus it is an important target for intervention. In this review, we discuss the major areas of research regarding impaired cognition in psychotic illness. The specific ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-22
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  • Brain volumetric correlates of inhibition and cognitive flexibility 16 years following childhood traumatic brain injury.
    Related ArticlesBrain volumetric correlates of inhibition and cognitive flexibility 16 years following childhood traumatic brain injury. J Neurosci Res. 2018 04;96(4):642-651 Authors: Yu K, Seal ML, Reyes J, Godfrey C, Anderson V, Adamson C, Ryan NP, Hearps SJC, Catroppa C Abstract Executive functions (EFs), such as inhibition and cognitive flexibility, are essential for everyday functioning, including regulation of socially appropriate emotional responses. These skills develop during childhood and continue maturing into early adulthood. The current study aimed to investigate the very long-term impact of childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) on inhibition and cognitive flexibility, and to examine whether global ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-20
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  • Midfrontal theta transcranial alternating current stimulation modulates behavioural adjustment after error execution.
    Related ArticlesMidfrontal theta transcranial alternating current stimulation modulates behavioural adjustment after error execution. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 11;48(10):3159-3170 Authors: Fusco G, Scandola M, Feurra M, Pavone EF, Rossi S, Aglioti SM Abstract Cognitive control during conflict monitoring, error processing, and post-error adjustment appear to be associated with the occurrence of midfrontal theta (MFϴ). While this association is supported by correlational EEG studies, much less is known about the possible causal link between MFϴ and error and conflict processing. In the present study, we aimed to explore the role of band-specific effects in modulating the error system during a conflict ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-12
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  • Brain volumes as predictors of tDCS effects in primary progressive aphasia.
    Related ArticlesBrain volumes as predictors of tDCS effects in primary progressive aphasia. Brain Lang. 2019 Nov 05;200:104707 Authors: de Aguiar V, Zhao Y, Faria A, Ficek B, Webster KT, Wendt H, Wang Z, Hillis AE, Onyike CU, Frangakis C, Caffo B, Tsapkini K Abstract The current study aims to determine the brain areas critical for response to anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in PPA. Anodal tDCS and sham were administered over the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), combined with written naming/spelling therapy. Thirty people with PPA were included in this study, and assessed immediately, 2 weeks, and 2 months post-therapy. We ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-11
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  • Neuromodulation and Cognitive Control of Emotion.
    Related ArticlesNeuromodulation and Cognitive Control of Emotion. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1192:545-564 Authors: Amidfar M, Ko YH, Kim YK Abstract Recently, noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) methodologies, including TMS and tDCS, have been considered as efficacious, safe, and innovative treatments and alternatives to conventional therapies for some psychiatric disorders. Developing evidence suggests that applying rTMS and tDCS over the cognitive control network (CCN), particularly the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), may improve core symptoms in various psychiatric disorders via direct impact on the cognitive control processes involved in emotion regulation. Therefore, neuromodulation of brain regions involved in the cognitive control of emotion ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-11
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  • Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3-tDCS): rationale and protocol of a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study.
    Related ArticlesCerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3-tDCS): rationale and protocol of a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. BMC Neurol. 2019 Jul 04;19(1):149 Authors: Maas RPPWM, Toni I, Doorduin J, Klockgether T, Schutter DJLG, van de Warrenburg BPC Abstract BACKGROUND: Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is the most common subtype among the autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias, a group of neurodegenerative disorders for which currently no disease-specific therapy is available. Evidence-based options for symptomatic treatment of ataxia are also limited. Recent investigations in a heterogeneous group of hereditary and acquired ataxias showed promising, prolonged effects of ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-11-05
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  • Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness. Sci Rep. 2018 10 29;8(1):15975 Authors: Axelrod V, Zhu X, Qiu J Abstract Mind-wandering is omnipresent in our lives. The benefits of mind-wandering are not yet clear, but given how much time we spend mind-wandering, this mental function is likely to be important. Accordingly, it is essential to understand the neural and cognitive mechanisms of mind-wandering. In a recent study by the leading author of the present paper it was demonstrated that by applying transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the frontal lobes, but ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-30
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  • Neuromodulation treats Chikungunya arthralgia: a randomized controlled trial.
    Related ArticlesNeuromodulation treats Chikungunya arthralgia: a randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep. 2018 10 30;8(1):16010 Authors: Silva-Filho E, Okano AH, Morya E, Albuquerque J, Cacho E, Unal G, Bikson M, Pegado R Abstract The Chikungunya (CHIK) virus is epidemic in Brazil, with 170,000 cases in the first half of 2016. More than 60% of patients present relapsing and remitting chronic arthralgia with debilitating pain lasting years. There are no specific therapeutic agents to treat and rehabilitee infected persons with CHIK. Persistent pain can lead to incapacitation, requiring long-term pharmacological treatment. Advances in non-pharmacological treatments are necessary to promote pain ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-29
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  • Medial prefrontal cortex involvement in aesthetic appreciation of paintings: a tDCS study.
    Related ArticlesMedial prefrontal cortex involvement in aesthetic appreciation of paintings: a tDCS study. Cogn Process. 2019 Oct 21;: Authors: Cattaneo Z, Ferrari C, Schiavi S, Alekseichuk I, Antal A, Nadal M Abstract Among the brain regions involved in the aesthetic evaluation of paintings, the prefrontal cortex seems to play a pivotal role. In particular, consistent neuroimaging evidence indicates that activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (mainly in the left hemisphere) and in medial and orbital sectors of the prefrontal cortex is linked to viewing aesthetically pleasing images. In this study, we focused on the contribution of the medial prefrontal cortex ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-23
    2 months ago
  • tDCS increases anxiety reactivity to intentional worry.
    Related ArticlestDCS increases anxiety reactivity to intentional worry. J Psychiatr Res. 2019 Oct 12;120:34-39 Authors: Clarke PJF, Sprlyan BF, Hirsch CR, Meeten F, Notebaert L Abstract While considerable experimental research has examined the impact of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on a range of cognitive processes associated with emotional pathology, the impact of tDCS on worry has been comparatively neglected. Given that anxiety pathology is characterised by motivated engagement in worry, and that frontal tDCS has the capacity to enhance goal-oriented cognition, it is important to examine whether tDCS would increase or ameliorate the cognitive and emotional effects of worry. ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-21
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  • tDCS to premotor cortex changes action verb understanding: Complementary effects of inhibitory and excitatory stimulation.
    Related ArticlestDCS to premotor cortex changes action verb understanding: Complementary effects of inhibitory and excitatory stimulation. Sci Rep. 2018 07 30;8(1):11452 Authors: Gijssels T, Ivry RB, Casasanto D Abstract Processing the meaning of action language correlates with somatotopic activity in premotor cortex (PMC). A previous neurostimulation study supported a causal contribution of PMC activity to action verb understanding, but the direction of the effect was unexpected: inhibiting PMC made participants respond faster to action verbs. Here we investigated the effects of PMC excitation and inhibition on action verb understanding using tDCS. Right-handed participants received tDCS stimulation with the ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-19
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  • Remotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of fatigue in multiple sclerosis: Results from a randomized, sham-controlled trial.
    Related ArticlesRemotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of fatigue in multiple sclerosis: Results from a randomized, sham-controlled trial. Mult Scler. 2018 11;24(13):1760-1769 Authors: Charvet LE, Dobbs B, Shaw MT, Bikson M, Datta A, Krupp LB Abstract BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common and debilitating feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) that remains without reliably effective treatment. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a promising option for fatigue reduction. We developed a telerehabilitation protocol that delivers tDCS to participants at home using specially designed equipment and real-time supervision (remotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation (RS-tDCS)). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ... read more
    Pubmed – tDCS and CognitionPublished on 2019-10-18
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
    3 months 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
    3 months ago