In a recent study published at the University of São Paulo, researchers aimed to evaluate the ability of tDCS to improve balance in different populations by conducting a meta-analysis on existing literature.
Problems with associative memory is common in diseases where degeneration of brain tissue occurs. It is also known that proper theta-band brain wave oscillations within the neural networks of the brain associated with associative memory performance is key to successfully encoding memory.
In a study now made freely accessible online, Dr. Marom Bikson’s lab at the City College of New York attempted to elucidate the underlying mechanism behind the apparent heating effect tDCS had on the area of stimulation.
A recent study by Carvalho et al., titled “Home-Based Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Device Development: An Updated Protocol Used at Home in Healthy Subjects and Fibromyalgia Patients” explores the potential use of at-home tDCS for treating fibromyalgia.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the clearance of NeuroSigma’s Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system for treating children with ADHD.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales School of Psychiatry is currently trialing a hand-held tDCS device meant to improve the moods of those suffering from depression.
A recent study released by researcher Rob Reinhart at Boston University seems to suggest non-invasive electrical brain stimulation could also revert working memory functionality of older adults back 50 years!
In patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), abnormal, elevated oscillating activity of the alpha frequency brain waves have been observed—mostly located in the left frontal regions of the brain. This increased alpha oscillation strength in depressed patients have been correlated with a state of low neuronal activity