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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432784/cognitive-and-neuromodulation-strategies-for-unhealthy-eating-and-obesity-systematic-review-and-discussion-of-neurocognitive-mechanisms
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Laura Forcano, Fernanda Mata, Rafael de la Torre, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia
We systematically reviewed research on cognitive training and neuromodulation interventions for reducing food craving/intake, unhealthy diet and weight, and discussed their mechanisms of action. We reviewed 50 studies involving six cognitive trainings: Approach and Attentional Bias Modification, Implementation Intentions, Response Inhibition, Episodic Future Thinking and Working Memory; and four neuromodulation approaches: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Neurofeedback...
February 9, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429396/using-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-to-improve-verbal-working-memory-a-detailed-review-of-the-methodology
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Roanne Hurley, Liana Machado
INTRODUCTION: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive electrical brain stimulation technique that has been used extensively over prefrontal cortex in an effort to enhance verbal working memory (WM). However, inconsistent and contradictory outcomes from similar stimulation protocols have created a strong need to examine methodologies in greater detail. This review undertook an in-depth look at both positive and negative prefrontal tDCS-WM findings in adult populations to shed light on methodological parameters that may be driving the inconsistent outcomes in the literature...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401230/differential-age-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-associative-memory
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Ryan C Leach, Matthew P McCurdy, Michael C Trumbo, Laura E Matzen, Eric D Leshikar
Objectives: Older adults experience associative memory deficits relative to younger adults (Old & Naveh-Benjamin, 2008). The aim of this study was to test the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on face-name associative memory in older and younger adults. Method: Experimenters applied active (1.5 mA) or sham (0.1 mA) stimulation with the anode placed over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) during a face-name encoding task, and measured both cued recall and recognition performance...
February 1, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392156/concurrent-measurement-of-cerebral-hemodynamics-and-electroencephalography-during-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Martina Giovannella, David Ibañez, Clara Gregori-Pla, Michal Kacprzak, Guillem Mitjà, Giulio Ruffini, Turgut Durduran
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is currently being used for research and treatment of some neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as for improvement of cognitive functions. In order to better understand cerebral response to the stimulation and to redefine protocols and dosage, its effects must be monitored. To this end, we have used functional diffuse correlation spectroscopy (fDCS) and time-resolved functional near-infrared spectroscopy (TR-fNIRS) together with electroencephalography (EEG) during and after stimulation of the frontal cortex...
January 2018: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380294/reduction-of-implicit-cognitive-bias-with-cathodal-tdcs-to-the-left-prefrontal-cortex
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Philipp Alexander Schroeder, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Christian Plewnia
Implicit associations can interfere with cognitive operations and behavioral decisions without direct intention. Enhancement of neural activity with anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was proposed to reduce implicit associations by means of improved cognitive control. However, a targeted reduction of distractive implicit associations by inhibitory cathodal tDCS, recently shown in spatial-numerical associations, provides an interesting alternative approach to support goal-directed behavior with transcranial brain stimulation...
January 29, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369074/concomitant-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-with-ultrabrief-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-2-week-double-blind-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Prashanth Mayur, Rasha Howari, Karen Byth, Rameswaran Vannitamby
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility and effectiveness of concomitant use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has not been investigated. The study principally aimed at determining whether tDCS when combined with ECT improved the speed of antidepressant response. Secondarily, the ease of generation of seizures during electroconvulsive therapy and cognitive outcomes were investigated. METHODS: Consecutive patients referred for ECT to treat major depression were randomized to tDCS with dorsolateral prefrontal electrode placements (n = 8) or sham (n = 8) used daily and just before thrice weekly, 6 times threshold, right unilateral ultrabrief (0...
January 24, 2018: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356975/electrophysiological-and-behavioral-effects-of-frontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-cognitive-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Marina Fiene, Katharina S Rufener, Maria Kuehne, Mike Matzke, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Tino Zaehle
Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms affecting patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Sustained cognitive effort induces cognitive fatigue, operationalized as subjective exhaustion and fatigue-related objective alertness decrements with time-on-task. During prolonged cognitive testing, MS patients show increased simple reaction times (RT) accompanied by lower amplitudes and prolonged latencies of the P300 event-related potential. Previous studies suggested a major role of structural and functional abnormalities in the frontal cortex including a frontal hypo-activation in fatigue pathogenesis...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338674/would-you-be-willing-to-zap-your-child-s-brain-public-perspectives-on-parental-responsibilities-and-the-ethics-of-enhancing-children-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Katy Wagner, Hannah Maslen, Justin Oakley, Julian Savulescu
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an experimental brain stimulation technology that may one day be used to enhance the cognitive capacities of children. Discussion about the ethical issues that this would raise has rarely moved beyond expert circles. However, the opinions of the wider public can lead to more democratic policy decisions and broaden academic discussion of this issue. METHODS: We performed a quantitative survey of members of the US public...
January 17, 2018: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330825/poststimulation-time-interval-dependent-effects-of-motor-cortex-anodal-tdcs-on-reaction-time-task-performance
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Andrés Molero-Chamizo, José R Alameda Bailén, Tamara Garrido Béjar, Macarena García López, Inmaculada Jaén Rodríguez, Carolina Gutiérrez Lérida, Silvia Pérez Panal, Gloria González Ángel, Laura Lemus Corchero, María J Ruiz Vega, Michael A Nitsche, Guadalupe N Rivera-Urbina
Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) induces long-term potentiation-like plasticity, which is associated with long-lasting effects on different cognitive, emotional, and motor performances. Specifically, tDCS applied over the motor cortex is considered to improve reaction time in simple and complex tasks. The timing of tDCS relative to task performance could determine the efficacy of tDCS to modulate performance. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of a single session of anodal tDCS (1...
January 12, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313802/augmenting-cognitive-training-in-older-adults-the-act-study-design-and-methods-of-a-phase-iii-tdcs-and-cognitive-training-trial
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Adam J Woods, Ronald Cohen, Michael Marsiske, Gene E Alexander, Sara J Czaja, Samuel Wu
BACKGROUND: Adults over age 65 represent the fastest growing population in the US. Decline in cognitive abilities is a hallmark of advanced age and is associated with loss of independence and dementia risk. There is a pressing need to develop effective interventions for slowing or reversing the cognitive aging process. While certain forms of cognitive training have shown promise in this area, effects only sometimes transfer to neuropsychological tests within or outside the trained domain...
December 4, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288683/what-is-difficult-for-you-can-be-easy-for-me-effects-of-increasing-individual-task-demand-on-prefrontal-lateralization-a-tdcs-study
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A Vergallito, Leonor J Romero Lauro, Rolando Bonandrini, Laura Zapparoli, Laura Danelli, Manuela Berlingeri
Neuroimaging studies suggest that increment of the cognitive load associated with a specific task may induce the recruitment of a more bilateral brain network. In most studies, however, task demand has been manipulated in a static and pre-specified way, regardless of individual cognitive resources. Here we implemented a new paradigm based on a pre-experimental assessment to set up subject-specific levels of task demand and applied tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) to assess each hemisphere involvement in task performance...
December 27, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259554/strengthening-of-existing-episodic-memories-through-non-invasive-stimulation-of-prefrontal-cortex-in-older-adults-with-subjective-memory-complaints
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Rosa Manenti, Marco Sandrini, Elena Gobbi, Chiara Cobelli, Michela Brambilla, Giuliano Binetti, Maria Cotelli
Episodic memory is critical to daily life functioning. This type of declarative memory declines with age and is the earliest cognitive function to be compromised in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Subjective memory complaints are commonly reported by older adults and have been considered a risk factor for developing AD. The possibilities for prevention of memory disorders in older adults have increased substantially in recent years. Previous studies have shown that anodal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) applied over the left lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) after a contextual reminder strengthened existing verbal episodic memories, conceivably through reconsolidation, in elderly people...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249931/preliminary-evidence-of-other-race-effect-like-behavior-induced-by-cathodal-tdcs-over-the-right-occipital-cortex-in-the-absence-of-overall-effects-on-face-object-processing
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Andrea I Costantino, Matilde Titoni, Francesco Bossi, Isabella Premoli, Michael A Nitsche, Davide Rivolta
Neuromodulation techniques such as tDCS have provided important insight into the neurophysiological mechanisms that mediate cognition. Albeit anodal tDCS (a-tDCS) often enhances cognitive skills, the role of cathodal tDCS (c-tDCS) in visual cognition is largely unexplored and inconclusive. Here, in a single-blind, sham-controlled study, we investigated the offline effects of 1.5 mA c-tDCS over the right occipital cortex of 86 participants on four tasks assessing perception and memory of both faces and objects...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248858/cathodal-electrical-stimulation-of-frontoparietal-cortex-disrupts-statistical-learning-of-visual-configural-information
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Abbey S Nydam, David K Sewell, Paul E Dux
Attentional performance is facilitated by exploiting regularities and redundancies in the environment by way of incidental statistical learning. For example, during visual search, response times to a target are reduced by repeating distractor configurations-a phenomenon known as contextual cueing (Chun & Jiang, 1998). A range of neuroscientific methods have provided evidence that incidental statistical learning relies on subcortical neural structures associated with long-term memory, such as the hippocampus...
November 22, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238310/parameter-based-evaluation-of-attentional-impairments-in-schizophrenia-and-their-modulation-by-prefrontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Nadine Gögler, Irina Papazova, Tatiana Oviedo-Salcedo, Nina Filipova, Wolfgang Strube, Johanna Funk, Hermann J Müller, Kathrin Finke, Alkomiet Hasan
Background: Attentional dysfunctions constitute core cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia, but the precise underlying neurocognitive mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Methods: In this randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study, we applied, for the first time, a theoretically grounded modeling approach based on Bundesen's Theory of Visual Attention (TVA) to (i) identify specific visual attentional parameters affected in schizophrenia and (ii) assess, as a proof of concept, the potential of single-dose anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; 20 min, 2 mA) to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to modulate these attentional parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233783/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-of-20-and-30-minutes-combined-with-sertraline-for-the-treatment-of-depression
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Elena L Pavlova, Alexandra A Menshikova, Roman V Semenov, Ekaterina N Bocharnikova, Galina N Gotovtseva, Tatiana A Druzhkova, Anna G Gersamia, Anna A Gudkova, Alla B Guekht
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can be an effective treatment for depression, however, the duration of the stimulation session, among other parameters, needs to be optimized. METHODS: 69 mild to moderately depressed patients (age 37.6±10.5years, 19 men) were randomized into three groups - 30-, 20-minute or sham tDCS. 10 daily sessions of anodal/sham tDCS of the left DLPFC (0.5mA; electrode 3,5×7cm) combined with 50mg/day of sertraline were performed...
December 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223355/multisession-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-induces-motor-cortex-plasticity-enhancement-and-motor-learning-generalization-in-an-aging-population
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Gaëlle Dumel, Marie-Ève Bourassa, Camille Charlebois-Plante, Martine Desjardins, Julien Doyon, Dave Saint-Amour, Louis De Beaumont
OBJECTIVES: The present aging study investigated the impact of a multisession anodal-tDCS protocol applied over the primary motor cortex (M1) during motor sequence learning on generalization of motor learning and plasticity-dependent measures of cortical excitability. METHODS: A total of 32 cognitively-intact aging participants performed five consecutive daily 20-min sessions of the serial-reaction time task (SRTT) concomitant with either anodal (n = 16) or sham (n = 16) tDCS over M1...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217996/switching-between-multiple-codes-of-snarc-like-associations-two-conceptual-replication-attempts-with-anodal-tdcs-in-sham-controlled-cross-over-design
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Philipp A Schroeder, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Christian Plewnia
In societies with left-to-right reading direction, left-side vs. right-side behavioral decisions are faster for relatively small vs. large number magnitudes, and vice versa, a phenomenon termed Spatial-Numerical Associations of Response Codes (SNARC) effect. But also for non-numerical sequential items, SNARC-like effects were observed, suggesting a common neurocognitive mechanism based on the ordinal structures of both numbers and sequences. Modulation of prefrontal networks that are involved in providing spatial associations during cognitive behavior can contribute to elaborate their neuropsychological theoretical foundations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214483/psychotherapyplus-augmentation-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-cbt-with-prefrontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-in-major-depressive-disorder-study-design-and-methodology-of-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Malek Bajbouj, Sabine Aust, Jan Spies, Ana-Lucia Herrera-Melendez, Sarah V Mayer, Maike Peters, Christian Plewnia, Andreas J Fallgatter, Lukas Frase, Claus Normann, Nora Behler, Linda Wulf, Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, Frank Padberg
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders worldwide. About 20-30% of patients do not respond to the standard psychopharmacological and/or psychotherapeutic interventions. Mounting evidence from neuroimaging studies in MDD patients reveal altered activation patterns in lateral prefrontal brain areas. Successful cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is associated with a recovery of these neural alterations. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is capable of influencing prefrontal cortex activity and cognitive functions such as working memory and emotion regulation...
December 6, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213529/therapeutic-effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-neuropsychological-symptoms-of-an-elderly-patient-a-case-report
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Aline Iannone, Joaquim Brasil-Neto, Antonio Pedro Mello Cruz, Corina Satler, Nasser Allam
Although growing evidence points to the potential therapeutic effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), there is still no consensus on the most appropriate protocol to be used in specific neurological and neuropsychological symptoms. This case report evaluated the neuromodulatory therapeutic effects of two 15-day courses of tDCS on an elderly female patient, aged 78 years with mild neurocognitive disorder, chronic pain and depression-related symptoms. Results indicated an overall significant improvement of cognitive and executive functions, as well as reduction in both depression and chronic pain symptoms...
July 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
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