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July 8th, 2008
In the News: Electrical Stimulation May Improve Learning
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Photo courtesy of Brain Stimulation Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The brain uses electrical signals to transmit messages along its cells. What happens if you add some external electricity to the process?

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation basically does just that – an electrical current is applied to the head and passed to the brain.

Preliminary results suggest that TDCS could enhance memory and learning.

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Find out more about the Brain Stimulation Unit of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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