The scientific and academic research communities have been studying Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for decades, with recent interest in the topic exploding over the last 10-15 years. In 2007, 2008 and 2011, the number of published studies on tDCS doubled that of the previous year. As of January 1, 2017 there are currently over 3,000 published tDCS studies on PubMed.gov, with nearly 700 (~23%) of them having been published in 2016 alone.
Below you will find a collection of the most recent scientific studies on tDCS. Each article includes data on where it was published, date published, contributing authors, as well as an abstract, or summary of the article.
- Cerebellar Theta Frequency Transcranial Pulsed Stimulation Increases Frontal Theta Oscillations in Patients with Schizophrenia.Related ArticlesCerebellar Theta Frequency Transcranial Pulsed Stimulation Increases Frontal Theta Oscillations in Patients with Schizophrenia. Cerebellum. 2019 Mar 01;: Authors: Singh A, Trapp NT, De Corte B, Cao S, Kingyon J, Boes AD, Parker KL Abstract Cognitive dysfunction is a pervasive and disabling aspect of schizophrenia without adequate treatments. A recognized correlate to cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia is attenuated frontal theta oscillations. Neuromodulation to normalize these frontal rhythms represents a potential novel therapeutic strategy. Here, we evaluate whether noninvasive neuromodulation of the cerebellum in patients with schizophrenia can enhance frontal theta oscillations, with the future goal of targeting the ... read more2 weeks ago
- The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Working Memory Training in Healthy Young Adults.Related ArticlesThe Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Working Memory Training in Healthy Young Adults. Front Hum Neurosci. 2019;13:19 Authors: Ke Y, Wang N, Du J, Kong L, Liu S, Xu M, An X, Ming D Abstract Working memory (WM) is a fundamental cognitive ability to support complex thought, but it is limited in capacity. WM training has shown the potential benefit for those in need of a higher WM ability. Many studies have shown the potential of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to transiently enhance WM performance by delivering a low current to the brain ... read more3 weeks ago
- Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures treated with guided transcranial direct current stimulation: A case report.Related ArticlesPsychogenic non-epileptic seizures treated with guided transcranial direct current stimulation: A case report. Brain Stimul. 2019 Jan 31;: Authors: Leroy A, Beigné M, Petyt G, Derambure P, Vaiva G, Amad A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are paroxysms of either altered subjective or objective manifestations that may mimic epileptic seizures (ES), without abnormal neuronal epileptiform activity. In this report, we present the case of a 39-year-old woman with PNES and functional movement disorders, who was successfully treated with neuro-guided transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). METHODS: We used a PET-guided tDCS approach, as a hypometabolism of the frontal ... read more3 weeks ago
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of motor cortex enhances running performance.Related ArticlesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation of motor cortex enhances running performance. PLoS One. 2019;14(2):e0211902 Authors: Park SB, Sung DJ, Kim B, Kim S, Han JK Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique used to modulate neuronal excitability through non-invasive brain stimulation that can enhance exercise performance. We hypothesize that tDCS would improve submaximal running time to exhaustion (TTE) and delay the increase in the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) over time. We also hypothesize that tDCS would not lead to difference in cardiorespiratory responses. We employed a randomized, single-blinded, and counterbalanced design in which 10 trained men participated. ... read more3 weeks ago
- Neuromodulation Strategies in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: From Preclinical Models to Clinical Applications.Related ArticlesNeuromodulation Strategies in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: From Preclinical Models to Clinical Applications. Brain Sci. 2019 Feb 19;9(2): Authors: Gouveia FV, Gidyk DC, Giacobbe P, Ng E, Meng Y, Davidson B, Abrahao A, Lipsman N, Hamani C Abstract Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating disease with a lifetime prevalence rate between 5⁻8%. In war veterans, these numbers are even higher, reaching approximately 10% to 25%. Although most patients benefit from the use of medications and psychotherapy, approximately 20% to 30% do not have an adequate response to conventional treatments. Neuromodulation strategies have been investigated for various psychiatric disorders ... read more3 weeks 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 more3 weeks ago