Journal article

Transcranial direct current stimulation: five important issues we aren't discussing (but probably should be).

Jared C Horvath, Olivia Carter, Jason D Forte

Front Syst Neurosci | Published : 2014

Abstract

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a neuromodulatory device often publicized for its ability to enhance cognitive and behavioral performance. These enhancement claims, however, are predicated upon electrophysiological evidence and descriptions which are far from conclusive. In fact, a review of the literature reveals a number of important experimental and technical issues inherent with this device that are simply not being discussed in any meaningful manner. In this paper, we will consider five of these topics. The first, inter-subject variability, explores the extensive between- and within-group differences found within the tDCS literature and highlights the need to properly ..

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