An overwhelming amount of tDCS-related information is about to descend upon us.
Neuroscience 2015 will take place October 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.
Here’s a small sample of some of the tDCS-related presentations/abstracts that caught my eye. (Unfortunately I can’t link to my search results so I also scraped the page so you can see for yourself here.)
- Facilitation of working memory training and transfer by prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) “Our data clearly indicate that WM-training can be significantly enhanced by tDCS.”
- Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation improves hippocampal-dependent learning and memory by boosting synaptic plasticity through epigenetic modulation of Bdnf gene (i.e. tDCS modulates gene behavior affecting neurotransmitter production)
- Evidence-based safety limits for transcranial direct current stimulation: State-of-the-art 2015 “Evidence for brain injury by DCS in animal models occurs at intensities (>67 mA), over an order of magnitude above intensities used in human.”
- Antidepressant’ tDCS montage slows emotional face identification “Potentially, the effect of tDCS on reaction times is a result of increased deliberation in emotion identification, which would suggest a novel cognitive mechanism for the putative antidepressant effects of anodal tDCS of the DLPFC.”
- Non invasive brain stimulation techniques for improving cognitive functions in healthy individuals
- Applications of transcranial direct current stimulation for the military: An overview
- Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) affects cognitive performance in only a subset of individuals – Inter-individual differences in tDCS responsiveness during complex cognitive training “Results indicate that both anodal and cathodal stimulation affected performance but only for a subset of participants.”