“More and more athletes are using transcranial direct current stimulation to electrify their game. Are they cheating?”
In the world of sports, the WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) is responsible for overseeing the regulations that govern the standards of competition for athletes. As tDCS becomes more commercially available, many are left to wonder about the ethical use of such a simple technology. Does tDCS provide a competitive advantage to users? According to Dr. Alexandre Okano, his experiments have found that a stimulated cyclist was able to boost their performance by 4%.