tDCS for clinical use. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water

Asbjørn Fagerlund

In my academically formative years, a psychology text book defined psychology as a scientific discipline that aims to describe, predict and change behavior. This definition stuck. Shortly afterwards, during my training as a clinical psychologist, I was introduced to tDCS by Dr. Per Aslaksen at the University of Tromsø. The method was appealing: a … [Read more...]

tDCS – negotiating the “rising tide” of hype.

By now most of you will have heard of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). It’s been all over the media in recent years and original research has been flooding through the neuroscience and clinical journals. In a nutshell it involves the non-invasive delivery of low intensity direct current applied to the brain via electrodes that are … [Read more...]

A big hole in the control? Transcranial direct current stimulation blinding on trial

John Cossar

You may or may not have heard of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), but it is non-invasive method for stimulating the brain with low intensity electrical currents. Over the last decade or so there has been plenty of basic physiology research demonstrating that tDCS directly modulates cortical excitability. Neatly, anodal stimulation … [Read more...]