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

  • 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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  • Parietotemporal Stimulation Affects Acquisition of Novel Grapheme-Phoneme Mappings in Adult Readers.
    Related ArticlesParietotemporal Stimulation Affects Acquisition of Novel Grapheme-Phoneme Mappings in Adult Readers. Front Hum Neurosci. 2018;12:109 Authors: Younger JW, Booth JR Abstract Neuroimaging work from developmental and reading intervention research has suggested a cause of reading failure may be lack of engagement of parietotemporal cortex during initial acquisition of grapheme-phoneme (letter-sound) mappings. Parietotemporal activation increases following grapheme-phoneme learning and successful reading intervention. Further, stimulation of parietotemporal cortex improves reading skill in lower ability adults. However, it is unclear whether these improvements following stimulation are due to enhanced grapheme-phoneme mapping abilities. To test this hypothesis, we used transcranial direct ... read more
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  • Oscillatory Reinstatement Enhances Declarative Memory.
    Related ArticlesOscillatory Reinstatement Enhances Declarative Memory. J Neurosci. 2017 Oct 11;37(41):9939-9944 Authors: Javadi AH, Glen JC, Halkiopoulos S, Schulz M, Spiers HJ Abstract Declarative memory recall is thought to involve the reinstatement of neural activity patterns that occurred previously during encoding. Consistent with this view, greater similarity between patterns of activity recorded during encoding and retrieval has been found to predict better memory performance in a number of studies. Recent models have argued that neural oscillations may be crucial to reinstatement for successful memory retrieval. However, to date, no causal evidence has been provided to support this theory, ... read more
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  • A Computational Model for the Automatic Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Based on Functional Brain Volume.
    Related ArticlesA Computational Model for the Automatic Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Based on Functional Brain Volume. Front Comput Neurosci. 2017;11:75 Authors: Tan L, Guo X, Ren S, Epstein JN, Lu LJ Abstract In this paper, we investigated the problem of computer-aided diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using machine learning techniques. With the ADHD-200 dataset, we developed a Support Vector Machine (SVM) model to classify ADHD patients from typically developing controls (TDCs), using the regional brain volumes as predictors. Conventionally, the volume of a brain region was considered to be an anatomical feature and quantified ... read more
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  • Combined mnemonic strategy training and high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation for memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment.
    Related ArticlesCombined mnemonic strategy training and high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation for memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2017 Sep;3(3):459-470 Authors: Hampstead BM, Sathian K, Bikson M, Stringer AY Abstract INTRODUCTION: Memory deficits characterize Alzheimer's dementia and the clinical precursor stage known as mild cognitive impairment. Nonpharmacologic interventions hold promise for enhancing functioning in these patients, potentially delaying functional impairment that denotes transition to dementia. Previous findings revealed that mnemonic strategy training (MST) enhances long-term retention of trained stimuli and is accompanied by increased blood oxygen level-dependent signal in the lateral frontal and parietal ... read more
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  • Anodal tDCS Enhances Verbal Episodic Memory in Initially Low Performers.
    Related ArticlesAnodal tDCS Enhances Verbal Episodic Memory in Initially Low Performers. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017;11:542 Authors: Habich A, Klöppel S, Abdulkadir A, Scheller E, Nissen C, Peter J Abstract The left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) is involved in encoding and retrieval of episodic memories, and thus, is frequently targeted in non-invasive brain stimulation paradigms, aiming for its functional modulation. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), that boosts neuronal excitability in stimulated cortical areas, has been found to increase cognitive skills differentially, depending on the initial performance. We hypothesize that the benefit of tDCS on verbal episodic memory can ... read more
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  • Preoperative transcranial direct current stimulation: Exploration of a novel strategy to enhance neuroplasticity before surgery to control postoperative pain. A randomized sham-controlled study.
    Related ArticlesPreoperative transcranial direct current stimulation: Exploration of a novel strategy to enhance neuroplasticity before surgery to control postoperative pain. A randomized sham-controlled study. PLoS One. 2017;12(11):e0187013 Authors: Ribeiro H, Sesterhenn RB, Souza A, Souza AC, Alves M, Machado JC, Burger NB, Torres ILDS, Stefani LC, Fregni F, Caumo W Abstract BACKGROUND: An imbalance in the excitatory/inhibitory systems in the pain networks may explain the persistent chronic pain after hallux valgus surgery. Thus, to contra-regulate this dysfunction, the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) becomes attractive. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that two preoperative active(a)-tDCS sessions compared ... read more
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  • Non-invasive electrical brain stimulation: from acute to late-stage treatment of central nervous system damage.
    Related ArticlesNon-invasive electrical brain stimulation: from acute to late-stage treatment of central nervous system damage. Neural Regen Res. 2017 Oct;12(10):1590-1594 Authors: Henrich-Noack P, Sergeeva EG, Sabel BA Abstract Non-invasive brain current stimulation (NIBS) is a promising and versatile tool for inducing neuroplasticity, protection and functional rehabilitation of damaged neuronal systems. It is technically simple, requires no surgery, and has significant beneficial effects. However, there are various technical approaches for NIBS which influence neuronal networks in significantly different ways. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), alternating current stimulation (ACS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) all have been applied to ... read more
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  • High-definition tDCS of the temporo-parietal cortex enhances access to newly learned words.
    Related ArticlesHigh-definition tDCS of the temporo-parietal cortex enhances access to newly learned words. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 05;7(1):17023 Authors: Perceval G, Martin AK, Copland DA, Laine M, Meinzer M Abstract Learning associations between words and their referents is crucial for language learning in the developing and adult brain and for language re-learning after neurological injury. Non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the posterior temporo-parietal cortex has been suggested to enhance this process. However, previous studies employed standard tDCS set-ups that induce diffuse current flow in the brain, preventing the attribution of stimulation effects to the target region. ... read more
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  • Stimulating the Right Temporoparietal Junction with tDCS Decreases Deception in Moral Hypocrisy and Unfairness.
    Related ArticlesStimulating the Right Temporoparietal Junction with tDCS Decreases Deception in Moral Hypocrisy and Unfairness. Front Psychol. 2017;8:2033 Authors: Tang H, Ye P, Wang S, Zhu R, Su S, Tong L, Liu C Abstract Self-centered and other-regarding concerns play important roles in decisions of deception. To investigate how these two motivations affect deception in fairness related moral hypocrisy, we modulated the brain activity in the right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ), the key region for decision making involved in self-centered and other-regarding concerns. After receiving brain stimulation with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), participants finished a modified dictator game. In ... read more
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  • Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Increases Bilateral Directed Brain Connectivity during Motor-Imagery Based Brain-Computer Interface Control.
    Related ArticlesAnodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Increases Bilateral Directed Brain Connectivity during Motor-Imagery Based Brain-Computer Interface Control. Front Neurosci. 2017;11:691 Authors: Baxter BS, Edelman BJ, Sohrabpour A, He B Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to affect motor and cognitive task performance and learning when applied to brain areas involved in the task. Targeted stimulation has also been found to alter connectivity within the stimulated hemisphere during rest. However, the connectivity effect of the interaction of endogenous task specific activity and targeted stimulation is unclear. This study examined the aftereffects of concurrent anodal high-definition tDCS ... read more
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  • Personalized upper limb training combined with anodal-tDCS for sensorimotor recovery in spastic hemiparesis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Related ArticlesPersonalized upper limb training combined with anodal-tDCS for sensorimotor recovery in spastic hemiparesis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Jan 04;19(1):7 Authors: Levin MF, Baniña MC, Frenkel-Toledo S, Berman S, Soroker N, Solomon JM, Liebermann DG Abstract BACKGROUND: Recovery of voluntary movement is a main rehabilitation goal. Efforts to identify effective upper limb (UL) interventions after stroke have been unsatisfactory. This study includes personalized impairment-based UL reaching training in virtual reality (VR) combined with non-invasive brain stimulation to enhance motor learning. The approach is guided by limiting reaching training to the angular zone in ... read more
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  • Interactive effects of music and prefrontal cortex stimulation in modulating response inhibition.
    Related ArticlesInteractive effects of music and prefrontal cortex stimulation in modulating response inhibition. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 22;7(1):18096 Authors: Mansouri FA, Acevedo N, Illipparampil R, Fehring DJ, Fitzgerald PB, Jaberzadeh S Abstract Influential hypotheses propose that alterations in emotional state influence decision processes and executive control of behavior. Both music and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of prefrontal cortex affect emotional state, however interactive effects of music and tDCS on executive functions remain unknown. Learning to inhibit inappropriate responses is an important aspect of executive control which is guided by assessing the decision outcomes such as errors. We ... read more
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