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

  • 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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  • 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 ... read more
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  • Differential Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Depending on Previous Musical Training.
    Related ArticlesDifferential Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Depending on Previous Musical Training. Front Psychol. 2018;9:1465 Authors: Sánchez-Kuhn A, Pérez-Fernández C, Moreno M, Flores P, Sánchez-Santed F Abstract Previous studies have shown that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) facilitates motor performance, but individual differences such as baseline performance seem to influence this effect. Accordingly, musicians offer an inter-individual differences model due to anatomical and functional variances displayed among the motor cortex regions. The aim of the present work was to study if the baseline motor skill predicts whether tDCS can enhance motor learning. For that objective, we ... read more
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  • Effects of tDCS-like electrical stimulation on retinal ganglion cells.
    Related ArticlesEffects of tDCS-like electrical stimulation on retinal ganglion cells. Eye Brain. 2018;10:65-78 Authors: Strang CE, Ray MK, Boggiano MM, Amthor FR Abstract Purpose: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been studied in humans for its effects on enhancement of learning, amelioration of psychiatric disorders, and modification of other behaviors for over 50 years. Typical treatments involve injecting 2 mA current through scalp electrodes for 20 minutes, sometimes repeated weekly for two to five sessions. Little is known about the direct effects of tDCS at the neural circuit or the cellular level. This study assessed the effects of tDCS-like ... read more
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  • The differential effects of unihemispheric and bihemispheric tDCS over the inferior frontal gyrus on proactive control.
    Related ArticlesThe differential effects of unihemispheric and bihemispheric tDCS over the inferior frontal gyrus on proactive control. Neurosci Res. 2018 May;130:39-46 Authors: Leite J, Gonçalves ÓF, Pereira P, Khadka N, Bikson M, Fregni F, Carvalho S Abstract This study examined the effects of bihemispheric and unihemispheric transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) over the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) on proactive control. Sixteen participants were randomized to receive (i) bihemispheric tDCS, with a 35cm2 anodal electrode of the right IFG and a 35cm2 cathode electrode of left IFG or (ii) unihemispheric tDCS, with a 35cm2 anodal electrode of the right ... read more
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  • Augmentation of working memory training by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
    Related ArticlesAugmentation of working memory training by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Sci Rep. 2017 04 21;7(1):876 Authors: Ruf SP, Fallgatter AJ, Plewnia C Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) can modulate working memory (WM) performance. However, evidence regarding the enhancement of WM training, its sustainability and transferability is ambiguous. Since WM functioning appears to be lateralized in respect to stimulus characteristics, this study examined the difference between task-congruent (spatial-right, verbal-left), task-incongruent (spatial-left, verbal-right) and sham tDCS in regards to the efficacy of WM training. In a randomized, sham-controlled experiment, 71 healthy ... read more
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  • Cognitive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with working memory training in fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial.
    Related ArticlesCognitive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with working memory training in fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 20;8(1):12477 Authors: Santos VSDSD, Zortea M, Alves RL, Naziazeno CCDS, Saldanha JS, Carvalho SDCR, Leite AJDC, Torres ILDS, Souza A, Calvetti PÜ, Fregni F, Caumo W Abstract Cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia has been reported, especially memory. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) has been effective in enhancing this function. We tested the effects of eight sessions of tDCS and cognitive training on immediate and delayed memory, verbal fluency and working ... read more
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  • 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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