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Scientists improve people’s creativity through electrical brain stimulation

“Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Goldsmiths University of London.” By providing tDCS to left Dorsal Lateral PreFrontal Cortex (DLPFC), researchers showed that participants in the trial showed an increased ability to ‘think outside …

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Caputron released new Linear Current Isolator

Caputron Model 1106S

Caputron, a leader in neuromodulation devices and accessories, has released its new linear current isolator. This device, not approved for use with human subjects, is primarily used in research labs for the studying the effects of stimulation, such as tDCS, on brain slices. According to Caputron, this device is in response to …

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Free Bonsai Modeling Tool Available

Bonsai Modeling Software

The neural engineering lab at the City College of New York recently announced that its free modeling tool, Bonsai is back online with some updates pending. For those who don’t know, Bonsai is a web based program that allows the user to run brain stimulation simulations. Bonsai is a great …

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Soterix Medical Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for IontoDC™ System

Soterix FDA Cleared Iontophoresis Device

Soterix Medical, Inc. (SMI), the technology leader in non-invasive electrotherapy devices, announced today it has received a 510(k) clearance from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its IontoDC™ device intended to use a direct current to introduce ions of soluble salts or other drugs into the body. The device, …

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Brain Stimulation – Dr. Andy McKinley

Brain Stimulation – Dr. Andy McKinley

Dr. Andy McKinley is the leader of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) Team in the Cognitive Performance Optimization Section, Applied Neuroscience Branch, Warfighter Interface Division, Human Effectiveness Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Dr. McKinley’s research focuses on developing and evaluating non-invasive brain stimulation techniques and paradigms to enhance cognitive …

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Show Cognitive Benefit From Remotely Supervised Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation – MedicalResearch.com (blog)

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Charvet Leigh E. Charvet, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of NeurologyDepartment of NeurologyNew York University Langone Medical CenterNew York, NY MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for transcranial direct current stimulation? What are the main findings of this study in multiple sclerosis patients? Response: The application of tDCS is …

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At-Home Electric Headband for Depression Could Go Mainstream – IEEE Spectrum

Photos: Ybrain Band of Aid: Ybrain’s transcranial direct-current stimulation headband [top] is designed for home use.  A doctor programs prescriptions, including amperage and duration of treatment, into the device’s processing modules [bottom].    A doctor’s prescription for clinical depression could one day sound like this: In the comfort of your own …

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves working memory and symptoms of Autism and ADHD, say scientists. – eMaxHealth

In a recent study 12 young adults suffering from autism, who presented speech impediment and intellectual disability, were subjected to 10 daily applications 20 min/1.5 mA/cathodal (inhibitory) tDCS over the left dorso-lateral pre-frontal cortex, which is responsible for working memory maintenance, attention, set-shifting (update a behavior when the rules change …

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