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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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Brain zapping: What is it and is it safe – WXYZ

(WXYZ) –  You have a huge project at work, a midterm or final; you just need an extra boost to focus or concentrate.  Forget caffeine…or even meds. Why not just zap your brain into gear, literally? Everyone from students, gamers, even businesspeople are scooping up devices online that shoot a …

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Multiple sclerosis: New technology improves cognition – Medical News Today

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease that affects tens of thousands of Americans. While there is yet no cure for the illness, researchers are working hard to understand its causes and mitigate its symptoms. New research investigates the effects of cutting-edge cognitive training technology on people with multiple sclerosis. …

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tDCS combined with computer games at home reduces cognitive symptoms of multiple sclerosis – Science Daily

Patients with multiple sclerosis had better problem solving ability and response time after training with a technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), according to a new study published February 22, 2017 in Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. During tDCS a low amplitude direct current is applied through electrodes …

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