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As of Dec. 29th, we found 548 articles focusing on tDCS and Learning

  • Single transcranial direct current stimulation in schizophrenia: Randomized, cross-over study of neurocognition, social cognition, ERPs, and side effects.
    Related ArticlesSingle transcranial direct current stimulation in schizophrenia: Randomized, cross-over study of neurocognition, social cognition, ERPs, and side effects. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197023 Authors: Rassovsky Y, Dunn W, Wynn JK, Wu AD, Iacoboni M, Hellemann G, Green MF Abstract Over the last decades, the treatment of schizophrenia has shifted fundamentally from a focus on symptom reduction to a focus on recovery and improving aspects of functioning. In this study, we examined the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on social cognitive and nonsocial neurocognitive functions, as well as on electroencephalogram (EEG) measures, in individuals with schizophrenia. Thirty-seven individuals ... read more
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  • Transcranial direct current stimulation may modulate extinction memory in posttraumatic stress disorder.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial direct current stimulation may modulate extinction memory in posttraumatic stress disorder. Brain Behav. 2017 May;7(5):e00681 Authors: Van't Wout M, Longo SM, Reddy MK, Philip NS, Bowker MT, Greenberg BD Abstract BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in fear extinction and recall are core components of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Data from animal and human studies point to a role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in extinction learning and subsequent retention of extinction memories. Given the increasing interest in developing noninvasive brain stimulation protocols for psychopathology treatment, we piloted whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) during extinction learning, vs. during ... read more
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  • Modulation of inhibitory control by prefrontal anodal tDCS: A crossover double-blind sham-controlled fMRI study.
    Related ArticlesModulation of inhibitory control by prefrontal anodal tDCS: A crossover double-blind sham-controlled fMRI study. PLoS One. 2018;13(3):e0194936 Authors: Sallard E, Mouthon M, De Pretto M, Spierer L Abstract Prefrontal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been proposed as a potential approach to improve inhibitory control performance. The functional consequences of tDCS during inhibition tasks remain, however, largely unresolved. We addressed this question by analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) recorded while participants completed a Go/NoGo task after right-lateralized prefrontal anodal tDCS with a crossover, sham-controlled, double-blind experimental design. We replicated previous evidence for an absence of ... read more
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  • Concurrent exergaming and transcranial direct current stimulation to improve balance in people with Parkinson’s disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    Related ArticlesConcurrent exergaming and transcranial direct current stimulation to improve balance in people with Parkinson's disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Jul 16;19(1):387 Authors: Harris DM, Rantalainen T, Muthalib M, Johnson L, Duckham RL, Smith ST, Daly RM, Teo WP Abstract BACKGROUND: People with Parkinson's disease (PD) commonly experience postural instability, resulting in poor balance and an increased risk of falls. Exercise-based video gaming (exergaming) is a form of physical training that is delivered through virtual reality technology to facilitate motor learning and is efficacious in improving balance in aged populations. In addition, studies have ... read more
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  • Effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation on laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition.
    Related ArticlesEffects of transcranial direct-current stimulation on laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition. BJS Open. 2018 Apr;2(2):70-78 Authors: Ciechanski P, Cheng A, Damji O, Lopushinsky S, Hecker K, Jadavji Z, Kirton A Abstract Background: Changes in medical education may limit opportunities for trainees to gain proficiency in surgical skills. Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) can augment motor skill learning and may enhance surgical procedural skill acquisition. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of tDCS on simulation-based laparoscopic surgical skill acquisition. Methods: In this double-blind, sham-controlled randomized trial, participants were randomized to receive 20 min of anodal tDCS or ... read more
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  • Boosting Memory by tDCS to Frontal or Parietal Brain Regions? A Study of the Enactment Effect Shows No Effects for Immediate and Delayed Recognition.
    Related ArticlesBoosting Memory by tDCS to Frontal or Parietal Brain Regions? A Study of the Enactment Effect Shows No Effects for Immediate and Delayed Recognition. Front Psychol. 2018;9:867 Authors: Meier B, Sauter P Abstract Boosting memory with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) seems to be an elegant way to optimize learning. Here we tested whether tDCS to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex or to the left posterior parietal cortex would boost recognition memory in general and/or particularly for action phrases enacted at study. During study, 48 young adults either read or enacted simple action phrases. Memory for the ... read more
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  • Augmentation of Fear Extinction by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).
    Related ArticlesAugmentation of Fear Extinction by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Front Behav Neurosci. 2018;12:76 Authors: Dittert N, Hüttner S, Polak T, Herrmann MJ Abstract Although posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; DSM-V 309.82) and anxiety disorders (DSM-V 300.xx) are widely spread mental disorders, the effectiveness of their therapy is still unsatisfying. Non-invasive brain-stimulation techniques like transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) might be an option to improve extinction learning, which is a main functional factor of exposure-based therapy for anxiety disorders. To examine this hypothesis, we used a fear conditioning paradigm with female faces as conditioned stimuli (CS) and a ... read more
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  • Anodal tDCS over Primary Motor Cortex Provides No Advantage to Learning Motor Sequences via Observation.
    Related ArticlesAnodal tDCS over Primary Motor Cortex Provides No Advantage to Learning Motor Sequences via Observation. Neural Plast. 2018;2018:1237962 Authors: Apšvalka D, Ramsey R, Cross ES Abstract When learning a new motor skill, we benefit from watching others. It has been suggested that observation of others' actions can build a motor representation in the observer, and as such, physical and observational learning might share a similar neural basis. If physical and observational learning share a similar neural basis, then motor cortex stimulation during observational practice should similarly enhance learning by observation as it does through physical practice. Here, ... read more
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  • Optimal Combination of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulations and Motor Imagery Interventions.
    Related ArticlesOptimal Combination of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulations and Motor Imagery Interventions. Neural Plast. 2018;2018:5351627 Authors: Saruco E, Di Rienzo F, Nunez-Nagy S, Rubio-Gonzalez MA, Debarnot U, Collet C, Guillot A, Saimpont A Abstract Motor imagery contributes to enhance the (re)learning of motor skills through remapping of cortical networks. Combining motor imagery with anodal transcranial direct-current stimulation (a-tDCS) over the primary motor cortex has further been shown to promote its beneficial effects on postural control. Whether motor imagery should be performed concomitantly to a-tDCS (over depolarized membrane) or consecutively (over changing neurotransmitters activity) remains to be elucidated. ... read more
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  • Individual differences in learning correlate with modulation of brain activity induced by transcranial direct current stimulation.
    Related ArticlesIndividual differences in learning correlate with modulation of brain activity induced by transcranial direct current stimulation. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197192 Authors: Falcone B, Wada A, Parasuraman R, Callan DE Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to enhance cognitive performance on a variety of tasks. It is hypothesized that tDCS enhances performance by affecting task related cortical excitability changes in networks underlying or connected to the site of stimulation facilitating long term potentiation. However, many recent studies have called into question the reliability and efficacy of tDCS to induce modulatory changes in brain activity. In this study, ... read more
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  • Systems Analysis of Human Visuo-Myoelectric Control Facilitated by Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Healthy Humans.
    Related ArticlesSystems Analysis of Human Visuo-Myoelectric Control Facilitated by Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Healthy Humans. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:278 Authors: Kha V, Foerster AS, Bennett S, Nitsche MA, Stefanovic F, Dutta A Abstract Induction of neuroplasticity by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applied to the primary motor cortex facilitates motor learning of the upper extremities in healthy humans. The impact of tDCS on lower limb functions has not been studied extensively so far. In this study, we applied a system identification approach to investigate the impact of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation of the leg area of ... read more
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  • A Preliminary Comparison of Motor Learning Across Different Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Paradigms Shows No Consistent Modulations.
    Related ArticlesA Preliminary Comparison of Motor Learning Across Different Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Paradigms Shows No Consistent Modulations. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:253 Authors: Lopez-Alonso V, Liew SL, Fernández Del Olmo M, Cheeran B, Sandrini M, Abe M, Cohen LG Abstract Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) has been widely explored as a way to safely modulate brain activity and alter human performance for nearly three decades. Research using NIBS has grown exponentially within the last decade with promising results across a variety of clinical and healthy populations. However, recent work has shown high inter-individual variability and a lack of reproducibility of previous ... read more
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  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Can Modulate EEG Complexity of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    Related ArticlesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Can Modulate EEG Complexity of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Neurosci. 2018;12:201 Authors: Kang J, Cai E, Han J, Tong Z, Li X, Sokhadze EM, Casanova MF, Ouyang G, Li X Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder which affects the developmental trajectory in several behavioral domains, including impairments of social communication, cognitive and language abilities. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, and it was used for modulating the brain disorders. In this paper, we enrolled 13 ASD children (11 males and 2 females; ... read more
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  • Balanced bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation enhances working memory in adults with high-functioning autism: a sham-controlled crossover study.
    Related ArticlesBalanced bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation enhances working memory in adults with high-functioning autism: a sham-controlled crossover study. Mol Autism. 2017;8:40 Authors: van Steenburgh JJ, Varvaris M, Schretlen DJ, Vannorsdall TD, Gordon B Abstract BACKGROUND: Working memory (WM) often is impaired in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Such impairment may underlie core deficits in cognition and social functioning. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to enhance WM in both healthy adults and clinical populations, but its efficacy in ASD is unknown. We predicted that bifrontal tDCS would improve WM performances of adults with high-functioning autism during ... read more
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  • tDCS over left M1 or DLPFC does not improve learning of a bimanual coordination task.
    Related ArticlestDCS over left M1 or DLPFC does not improve learning of a bimanual coordination task. Sci Rep. 2016 10 25;6:35739 Authors: Vancleef K, Meesen R, Swinnen SP, Fujiyama H Abstract Previously, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) has resulted in improved performance in simple motor tasks. For a complex bimanual movement, studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation indicated the involvement of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) as well as left M1. Here we investigated the relative effect of up-regulating the cortical function in left DLPFC and left ... read more
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  • Effects of tDCS on Bimanual Motor Skills: A Brief Review.
    Related ArticlesEffects of tDCS on Bimanual Motor Skills: A Brief Review. Front Behav Neurosci. 2018;12:63 Authors: Pixa NH, Pollok B Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that allows the modulation of cortical excitability as well as neuroplastic reorganization using a weak constant current applied through the skull on the cerebral cortex. TDCS has been found to improve motor performance in general and motor learning in particular. However, these effects have been reported almost exclusively for unimanual motor tasks such as serial reaction time tasks, adaptation tasks, or visuo-motor tracking. Despite the importance ... read more
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  • Individual Differences and Long-term Consequences of tDCS-augmented Cognitive Training.
    Related ArticlesIndividual Differences and Long-term Consequences of tDCS-augmented Cognitive Training. J Cogn Neurosci. 2017 Sep;29(9):1498-1508 Authors: Katz B, Au J, Buschkuehl M, Abagis T, Zabel C, Jaeggi SM, Jonides J Abstract A great deal of interest surrounds the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to augment cognitive training. However, effects are inconsistent across studies, and meta-analytic evidence is mixed, especially for healthy, young adults. One major source of this inconsistency is individual differences among the participants, but these differences are rarely examined in the context of combined training/stimulation studies. In addition, it is unclear how long the effects of ... read more
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  • TDCS modulates cortical excitability in patients with disorders of consciousness.
    Related ArticlesTDCS modulates cortical excitability in patients with disorders of consciousness. Neuroimage Clin. 2017;15:702-709 Authors: Bai Y, Xia X, Kang J, Yang Y, He J, Li X Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been reported to be a promising technique for consciousness improvement for patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). However, there has been no direct electrophysiological evidence to demonstrate the efficacy of tDCS on patients with DOC. Therefore, we aim to measure the cortical excitability changes induced by tDCS in patients with DOC, to find electrophysiological evidence supporting the therapeutic efficacy of tDCS on patients with ... read more
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