Featuring Swansea University researcher Claire J. Hanley
@clairejhanley. Lucy Owen explores a new way of improving her memory. Will she score better at a memory test once her brain has been stimulated by electromagnetic impulses?
the montage used was position T7 (anode)/T8(cathode) from the 10-10 system
— Claire J. Hanley (@clairejhanley) September 28, 2016
yes, a double-blind, sham-controlled tDCS study looking to improve general cognition in older adults. very early days though!
— Claire J. Hanley (@clairejhanley) September 29, 2016
>@clairejhanley What would you call that montage?
Claire J. Hanley @clairejhanley
@DIYtDCS the montage used was position T7 (anode)/T8(cathode) from the 10-10 system
I’d be interested in trying this however Claire stated that the montage was on the 10-10 system. What would that correlate to on the 10-20 system?
I think T7 and T8 are part of the 10/20 system and that you can get a good idea of where the electrodes go from the video. I did find an image that overlays the 10/20, 10/10 (which adds many more points), and 10/5. Image came from 10/20, 10/10, and 10/5 systems revisited: Their validity as relativehead-surface-based positioning systems(pdf).
What is the point of doing this, really? It’s a practice effect in this case, if there is anything. The net result is misleading readers and viewers. There is already a tDCS fad out there, this only contributes to that. It’s a bit irresponsible, actually.
I just updated the post with another tweet from Claire Hanley that states there is a real study in the works. But otherwise I would agree with you. The media loves this stuff. Can’t seem to get enough ‘zapping’!