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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334214/tdcs-modulates-visual-gamma-oscillations-and-basal-alpha-activity-in-occipital-cortices-evidence-from-meg
#1
Tony W Wilson, Timothy J McDermott, Mackenzie S Mills, Nathan M Coolidge, Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham
Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) is now a widely used method for modulating the human brain, but the resulting physiological effects are not understood. Recent studies have combined magnetoencephalography (MEG) with simultaneous tDCS to evaluate online changes in occipital alpha and gamma oscillations, but no study to date has quantified the offline (i.e., after tDCS) alterations in these responses. Thirty-five healthy adults received active or sham anodal tDCS to the occipital cortices, and then completed a visual stimulation paradigm during MEG that is known to elicit robust gamma and alpha oscillations...
March 10, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334143/boosting-and-decreasing-action-prediction-abilities-through-excitatory-and-inhibitory-tdcs-of-inferior-frontal-cortex
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Alessio Avenanti, Riccardo Paracampo, Laura Annella, Emmanuele Tidoni, Salvatore Maria Aglioti
Influential theories suggest that humans predict others' upcoming actions by using their own motor system as an internal forward model. However, evidence that the motor system is causally essential for predicting others' actions is meager. Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), we tested the role of the inferior frontal cortex (IFC), in action prediction (AP). We devised a novel AP task where participants observed the initial phases of right-hand reaching-to-grasp actions and had to predict their outcome (i...
March 14, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326031/can-neuromodulation-also-enhance-social-inequality-some-possible-indirect-interventions-of-the-state
#3
Andrea Lavazza
There is evidence that noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS), and especially transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), can improve some cognitive functions, at least temporarily. However, as the improvement only applies to some "lucky" people, it may raise ethical, social and legal issues related to fairness in selective contexts (exams, competitions, job interviews). In this regard, an important element tends to be overlooked: the variability in individual response to tDCS in particular. If intensive study or practice and massive doses of chemical enhancers can have slightly different effects over different people, tDCS can sometimes be completely ineffective...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324765/hd-tdcs-in-refractory-lateral-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-patients
#4
Sanaz Ahmadi Karvigh, Mahmoud Motamedi, Mahsa Arzani, Javad Hasan Nia Roshan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anticonvulsant effect of the novel high definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) method on patients with refractory lateral frontal lobe epilepsy. The effects of HD-tDCS on working memory were also examined. METHOD: 10 adult patients with intractable lateral frontal lobe epilepsy were studied. A central cathode electrode was placed on the epileptogenic zone according to LTM, and 20-min sessions of 2mA HD-tDCS were applied for 10 consecutive days...
March 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321566/differential-effects-of-bifrontal-and-occipital-nerve-stimulation-on-pain-and-fatigue-using-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-fibromyalgia-patients
#5
Wing Ting To, Evan James, Jan Ost, John Hart, Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain frequently accompanied by other symptoms such as fatigue. Moderate improvement from pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments have proposed non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the occipital nerve (more specifically the C2 area) or to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) as potential treatments. We aimed to explore the effectiveness of repeated sessions of tDCS (eight sessions) targeting the C2 area and DLPFC in reducing fibromyalgia symptoms, more specifically pain and fatigue...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320187/repeated-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-prolonged-disorders-of-consciousness-a-double-blind-cross-over-study
#6
Anna Estraneo, Angelo Pascarella, Pasquale Moretta, Orsola Masotta, Salvatore Fiorenza, Grazia Chirico, Emanuela Crispino, Vincenzo Loreto, Luigi Trojano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of 5 sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (DOC). METHODS: Seven patients in vegetative state (VS) and 6 in minimally conscious state (MCS), at ≥3months after brain injury, were randomized into two groups: group 1 received one week of active tDCS and 1week of sham stimulation, separated by 1 resting week; group 2 received active and sham stimulation in reverse order...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314813/tdcs-induced-modulation-of-gaba-levels-and-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-older-adults
#7
Daria Antonenko, Florian Schubert, Florian Bohm, Bernd Ittermann, Semiha Aydin, Dayana Hayek, Ulrike Grittner, Agnes Flöel
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) modulates human behavior, neuronal patterns and metabolite concentrations, with exciting potential for neurorehabilitation. However, the understanding of tDCS-induced alterations on the neuronal level is incomplete and conclusions from young adults, in whom the majority of studies have been conducted, cannot be easily transferred to older populations. Here, we investigated tDCS-induced effects in older adults (N=48, age range 50-79 years) using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to quantify gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels as well as resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess sensorimotor network strength and inter-hemispheric connectivity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302387/efficacy-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-women-with-provoked-vestibulodynia
#8
Annie Morin, Guillaume Leonard, Véronique Gougeon, Marie-Pierre Cyr, Guy Waddell, Yves-André Bureau, Isabelle Girard, Mélanie Morin
BACKGROUND: Provoked vestibulodynia is a highly prevalent condition characterized by acute recurrent pain located at the vaginal entrance in response to pressure application or attempted vaginal penetration. Despite a wide variety of treatments offered to women with provoked vestibulodynia, a high proportion of women are refractory to conventional treatment. Transcranial direct-current stimulation is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that has been shown effective for improving various chronic pain conditions...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299412/tdcs-application-over-the-stg-improves-the-ability-to-recognize-and-appreciate-elements-involved-in-humor-processing
#9
Mirella Manfredi, Alice Mado Proverbio, Ana Paula Gonçalves Donate, Sofia Macarini Gonçalves Vieira, William Edgar Comfort, Mariana De Araújo Andreoli, Paulo Sérgio Boggio
The superior temporal gyrus (STG) has been found to play a crucial role in the recognition of actions and facial expressions and may, therefore, be critical for the processing of humorous information. Here we investigated whether tDCS application to the STG would modulate the ability to recognize and appreciate the comic element in serious and comedic situations of misfortune. To this aim, the effects of different types of tDCS stimulation on the STG were analyzed during a task in which the participants were instructed to categorize various misfortunate situations as "comic" or "not comic"...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298304/no-consistent-effect-of-cerebellar-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-on-visuomotor-adaptation
#10
Roya Jalali, R Christopher Miall, Joseph M Galea
Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (ctDCS) is known to enhance adaptation to a novel visual rotation (visuomotor adaptation) and it is suggested to hold promise as a therapeutic intervention. However, it is unknown whether this effect is robust across varying task parameters. This question is crucial if ctDCS is to be used clinically, as it must have a consistent and robust effect across a relatively wide range of behaviours. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of ctDCS on visuomotor adaptation across a wide range of task parameters which were systematically varied...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294474/modulating-risky-decision-making-in-parkinson-s-disease-by-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
#11
A Benussi, A Alberici, V Cantoni, R Manenti, M Brambilla, V Dell'Era, S Gazzina, M Manes, V Cristillo, A Padovani, M Cotelli, B Borroni
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Performance on gambling tasks in Parkinson's disease (PD) is of particular interest, as pathological gambling is often associated with dopamine replacement therapy in these patients. We aimed to evaluate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in modulating gambling behaviour in PD. METHODS: We assessed the effects of cathodal tDCS over the right DLPFC during the Iowa Gambling Task in 20 patients with PD, compared with sham stimulation...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288802/non-invasive-brain-stimulation-for-food-cravings-consumption-and-disorders-of-eating-a-review-of-methods-findings-and-controversies
#12
REVIEW
Peter A Hall, Corita Vincent
OBJECTIVE: To describe the state of the human research literature pertaining to the use of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) procedures for modulating food cravings, food consumption, and treating disorders of eating (i.e., obesity, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia nervosa). METHODS: A narrative review of methods, empirical findings, and current areas of controversy. Both single-session experimental and multi-session therapeutic modalities are considered, separately for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) technologies...
March 10, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286676/cerebellar-cathodal-transcranial-direct-stimulation-and-performance-on-a-verb-generation-task-a-replication-study
#13
K Spielmann, R van der Vliet, W M E van de Sandt-Koenderman, M A Frens, G M Ribbers, R W Selles, S van Vugt, J N van der Geest, P Holland
The role of the cerebellum in cognitive processing is increasingly recognized but still poorly understood. A recent study in this field applied cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (c-tDCS) to the right cerebellum to investigate the role of prefrontal-cerebellar loops in language aspects of cognition. Results showed that the improvement in participants' verbal response times on a verb generation task was facilitated immediately after cathodal c-tDCS, compared to anodal or sham c-tDCS. The primary aim of the present study is to replicate these findings and additionally to investigate possible longer term effects...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284788/application-of-trotter-approach-for-large-intralingual-thyroglossal-duct-cyst-in-an-88-year-old-patient
#14
Richard L Arden, Laura K Miller
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TDCs) are the most common congenital cyst formations in the neck, typically occurring at midline infrahyoid positions in younger patients. Traditional management has used the Sistrunk procedure to minimize recurrence rates. Reports on elderly patients are sparse, and currently only 14 cases have been reported in patients older than 70 years and 4 patients older than 80 years. This report describes the oldest known patient with TDC who had a purely intralingual location requiring a Trotter approach and a Sistrunk procedure for symptomatic management...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282844/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in%C3%A2-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-assessment-of-autonomic-nervous-system-activity
#15
Fabiana Tenório Gomes da Silva, Rodrigo Alberto Vieira Browne, Camila Bonin Pinto, Faddi Ghassan Saleh Velez, Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa do Egito, Jeferson Tafarel Pereira do Rêgo, Marília Rodrigues da Silva, Paulo Moreira Silva Dantas, Felipe Fregni
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized in this study that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of primary motor cortex could exert top-down modulation over subcortical systems associated with autonomic control and thus be useful to revert some of the dysfunctional changes found in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) of subjects with spinal cord injuries (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To explore the acute effect of tDCS on ANS indexed by Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in individuals with SCI and analyze whether this effect depends on the gender, degree, level and time of injury...
2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281845/controlled-clinical-trial-of-repeated-prefrontal-tdcs-in-patients-with-chronic-minimally-conscious-state
#16
Aurore Thibaut, Sarah Wannez, Anne-Francoise Donneau, Camille Chatelle, Olivia Gosseries, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Steven Laureys
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of repeated transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) sessions on the level of consciousness in chronic patients in minimally conscious state (MCS). METHODS: In this randomized double-blind sham-controlled crossover study, we enrolled 16 patients in chronic MCS. For 5 consecutive days, each patient received active or sham tDCS over the left prefrontal cortex (2 mA during 20 min). Consciousness was assessed with the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) before the first stimulation (baseline), after each stimulation (day 1-day 5) and 1 week after the end of each session (day 12)...
March 10, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280482/using-biophysical-models-to-understand-the-effect-of-tdcs-on-neurorehabilitation-searching-for-optimal-covariates-to-enhance-poststroke-recovery
#17
Paola Malerba, Sofia Straudi, Felipe Fregni, Maxim Bazhenov, Nino Basaglia
Stroke is a leading cause of worldwide disability, and up to 75% of survivors suffer from some degree of arm paresis. Recently, rehabilitation of stroke patients has focused on recovering motor skills by taking advantage of use-dependent neuroplasticity, where high-repetition of goal-oriented movement is at times combined with non-invasive brain stimulation, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Merging the two approaches is thought to provide outlasting clinical gains, by enhancing synaptic plasticity and motor relearning in the motor cortex primary area...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280465/activating-developmental-reserve-capacity-via-cognitive-training-or-non-invasive-brain-stimulation-potentials-for-promoting-fronto-parietal-and-hippocampal-striatal-network-functions-in-old-age
#18
REVIEW
Susanne Passow, Franka Thurm, Shu-Chen Li
Existing neurocomputational and empirical data link deficient neuromodulation of the fronto-parietal and hippocampal-striatal circuitries with aging-related increase in processing noise and declines in various cognitive functions. Specifically, the theory of aging neuronal gain control postulates that aging-related suboptimal neuromodulation may attenuate neuronal gain control, which yields computational consequences on reducing the signal-to-noise-ratio of synaptic signal transmission and hampering information processing within and between cortical networks...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280463/notes-on-human-trials-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-between-1960-and-1998
#19
REVIEW
Zeinab Esmaeilpour, Pedro Schestatsky, Marom Bikson, André R Brunoni, Ada Pellegrinelli, Fernanda X Piovesan, Mariana M S A Santos, Renata B Menezes, Felipe Fregni
Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is investigated to modulate neuronal function including cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychiatric therapies. While cases of human stimulation with rudimentary batteries date back more than 200 years, clinical trials with current controlled stimulation were published intermittently since the 1960s. The modern era of tDCS only started after 1998. Objectives: To review methods and outcomes of tDCS studies from old literature (between 1960 and 1998) with intention of providing new insight for ongoing tDCS trials and development of tDCS protocols especially for the purpose of treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279641/safety-and-tolerability-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-to-stroke-patients-a-phase-i-current-escalation-study
#20
Pratik Y Chhatbar, Rong Chen, Rachael Deardorff, Blair Dellenbach, Steven A Kautz, Mark S George, Wuwei Feng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A prior meta-analysis revealed that higher doses of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have a better post-stroke upper-extremity motor recovery. While this finding suggests that currents greater than the typically used 2 mA may be more efficacious, the safety and tolerability of higher currents have not been assessed in stroke patients. We aim to assess the safety and tolerability of single session of up to 4 mA in stroke patients. METHODS: We adapted a traditional 3 + 3 study design with a current escalation schedule of 1»2»2...
February 27, 2017: Brain Stimulation
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