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Brent Williams’ wish list

Brent Williams’ wish list

Brent Williams is one of the active bloggers, who has a whole section of his blog dedicated to tDCS. Recently he published a wish list, hoping that it will become a reality in the next 5 years. The list probably voices what many people feel. A shortened down version of his list is below: In
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Popular media tDCS: NYTimes / National Post

Popular media tDCS: NYTimes / National Post

Three recent articles from popular media. NYTimes – Jumper-Cables for the mind This article is a follow-up to the NY-Times article below. It is probably one of the most balanced and complete articles that have been published about tDCS in the popular press to date. Highly informative. Once just has to wonder where journalists get
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Why tDCS should not be used in military and security services

Why tDCS should not be used in military and security services

Do we want to take the risk of changing the brain processing in people who potentially cannot make autonomous decisions concerning the application of non-invasive brain stimulation? This is the question that is being explored by Bernhard Sehm and Patrick Ragert of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany. tDCS
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Investigating tDCS as a Treatment for Unipolar and Bipolar Depression

Investigating tDCS as a Treatment for Unipolar and Bipolar Depression

One of the largest tDCS trials for depression is about to kick off. Marking a milestone in tDCS effectiveness research for both Unipolar and Bipolar depression. The University of New South Wales, along with Duke University, Emory University, Sheppard Pratt Health System, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey and the University of Texas are
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Can Savant Skills be Unlocked in any of us?

Can Savant Skills be Unlocked in any of us?

Savant skills are latent in normal people. According to the research of an Australian mind scientist, non-invasive brain stimulation like tDCS can bring our savant skills to the surface. Most savants are born with their abilities. But severe brain injuries can cause savant-like abilities to surface. These skills can appear suddenly out of nowhere and
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History of tDCS

History of tDCS

In the distant past, people applied electrical stimulation to treat patients by using electric catfish. Recently, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has attracted more and more interest. The basic design of this technique was made one hundred years ago. It was rediscovered in the early 2000s, and has been increasingly studied since then. The use
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tDCS Makes the ‘Impossible Problem’ Solvable

tDCS Makes the ‘Impossible Problem’ Solvable

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify … into every corner of our mind. –John Maynard Keynes Try connecting all nine of these dots with just four straight lines without lifting your finger or retracing a line. Have difficulty? You’re not alone. A┬ácentury of psychological
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Zap your brain into the zone with tDCS

Zap your brain into the zone with tDCS

Whether you want to smash a forehand like Federer, or just be an Xbox hero, there is a shocking short cut to getting the brain of an expert. It is called tDCS. I’m close to tears behind my thin cover of sandbags as 20 screaming, masked men run towards me at full speed, strapped into
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Neuroscience: tDCS Brain Buzz

Neuroscience: tDCS Brain Buzz

Scientists reviving a decades-old technique, called tDCS, for brain stimulation have found that it can boost learning. So what else can be done with some wires and a nine-volt battery? Last year a succession of volunteers sat down in a research lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico to play ‘DARWARS Ambush!’, a video game designed to
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