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tACS is being studied for targeting alpha oscillations in patients with MDD

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

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tDCS: The Goliath of Neuromodulation
What really affects tDCS treatment?

A recent publication from Dr. Lucia Li at the Imperial College London seems to suggest a correlation between a tDCS user’s white matter connectivity and the effectiveness of their tDCS treatment.

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Deep brain stimulation improves mood in depression patients

In a recent sham controlled study with 25 participants, depression patients were given deep brain stimulation (DBS) on their lateral orbitofrontal cortex (lateral OFC), and reported positive changes in mood immediately, compared to sham sessions.  

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Can electrical brain stimulation treat symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder characterized by symptoms divided into two categories: positive symptoms-- which correspond with psychotic behaviors present in schizophrenic patients not seen in healthy people-- and negative symptoms-- referring to missing characteristics of emotion and behavior normally seen in healthy people.

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Brain stimulation for creativity and the arts

A recent article posted on -- a well known worldwide hub for the arts -- talks about the current use and implications of transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) for creativity. The article brings up how tES is being explored to modulate concentration, vigilance, fatigue, motor coordination and performance.

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