Posts in Academic
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 artsy.com -- 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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NYC tDCS Fellowship 2018

Looking to obtain hands-on training and a certification for tDCS? From October 22nd to 25th, the Center for Discovery and Innovation in Manhattan, NY will be hosting the NYC tDCS Fellowship 2018. The four day program is designed to provide an in depth theoretical background and practical hands-on experience toward tDCS protocol design and application.

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tDCS changes in motor excitability are specific to orientation of current flow

Marom Bikson of CCNY states that "While orientation is long considered key in tDCS, these new results show striking sensitivity to angle of tDCS and TMS." The following paper tests the idea that the orientation of the electrodes should be considered in the targeting of brain regions during tDCS.

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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 performance in Air Force environments.

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