tDCS/rTMS

By Kostas Pantremenos | Brain stimulation refers to the application of electric fields to the brain for therapeutic purposes

[BLOG POST] UCLA offers transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat patients with depression

June 14, 2017<p>Americans spend billions of dollars each year on antidepressants, but the National Institutes of Health estimates that those medications …

[WEB SITE] Doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression

Dr. Andrew Leuchter talks with a patient who is about to undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation, which treats depression by sending magnetic …

Depression

[ARTICLE] Interindividual differences in motor network connectivity and behavioral response to iTBS in stroke patients – Full Text

1. Introduction<p>Recovery of function after stroke is driven by reorganization of neural networks in both the lesioned and unaffected hemispheres …

Neuroscience

[ARTICLE] Repetitive reaching training combined with transcranial Random Noise Stimulation in stroke survivors with chronic and severe arm paresis is feasible: a pilot, triple-blind, randomised case series – Full Text

Abstract<p>Background<p>Therapy that combines repetitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation is a potential avenue to enhance upper limb recovery …

The Brain

[ARTICLE] Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation to Enhance Upper Limb Motor Practice Poststroke: A Model for Selection of Cortical Site – Full Text

Poststroke Arm Impairment<p>Upper limb motor impairment following stroke is highly prevalent and often persists even after intensive rehabilitation …

The Brain

[Abstract] Functional Brain Stimulation in a Chronic Stroke Survivor With Moderate Impairment

<b>Abstract</b><p><b>OBJECTIVE.</b> To determine the impact of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with repetitive, task-specific training (RTP) …

[ARTICLE] Using Brain Oscillations and Corticospinal Excitability to Understand and Predict Post-Stroke Motor Function – Full Text

What determines motor recovery in stroke is still unknown and finding markers that could predict and improve stroke recovery is a challenge. In this …

[ARTICLE] Effect of tDCS stimulation of motor cortex and cerebellum on EEG classification of motor imagery and sensorimotor band power – Full Text

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive technique for brain stimulation where direct current is supplied through two or more …

[VIDEO] How TMS Works – YouTube

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[ARTICLE] The impact of large structural brain changes in chronic stroke patients on the electric field caused by transcranial brain stimulation – Full Text

Highlights<p>•Estimate of the electric fields of transcranial brain stimulation in stroke patients•Realistic calculations based on Finite Elements and …

[ARTICLE] Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Does Not Affect Lower Extremity Muscle Strength Training in Healthy Individuals: A Triple-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study – Full Text

Introduction<p>Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive cortical stimulation procedure in which weak direct currents polarize …

TBI Rehabilitation

Posted by Kostas Pantremenos in Neuroplasticity, spasticity on May 19, 2017<p>Spasticity and weakness (spastic paresis) are the primary motor …

Researchers from University of Oxford suggest that the application of a low electric current to the brains of poststroke patients may help improve …

Overview

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve …

[ARTICLE] Notes on Human Trials of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation between 1960 and 1998 – Full Text

<b>Background</b>: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is investigated to modulate neuronal function including cognitive neuroscience and …

[Abstract] The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on motor sequence learning and upper limb function after stroke

Introduction<p>Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and non-invasive brain stimulation technique with the potential to improve upper …

[Abstract] Individual differences in contralateral motor cortex (CMC) plasticity during short-term upper limb immobilisation (ULI) in healthy individuals – A transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study

By decreasing CMC excitability, ULI holds the potential for being explored as a stroke model in healthy individuals for developing rehabilitation …

[ARTICLE] Anatomical Parameters of tDCS to Modulate the Motor System after Stroke: A Review – Full Text

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation method to modulate the local field potential in neural tissue and …

[ARTICLE] Using Biophysical Models to Understand the Effect of tDCS on Neurorehabilitation: Searching for Optimal Covariates to Enhance Poststroke Recovery – Full Text

Stroke is a leading cause of worldwide disability, and up to 75% of survivors suffer from some degree of arm paresis. Recently, rehabilitation of …

[REVIEW] TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION (tDCS) AND TRANSCRANIAL CURRENT ALTERNATING STIMULATION (tACS) REVIEW – Full Text PDF

<b>Abstract</b><p>This literature review is aimed to explore the main technical characteristics of both transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and …

[ARTICLE] Short- and Long-term Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Upper Limb Motor Function after Stroke: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Full Text

Objective:<p>The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term effects as well as other parameters of repetitive transcranial magnetic …

[Abstract] Determining the benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation on functional upper limb movement in chronic stroke. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research

Abstract<p>Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been proposed as a tool to enhance stroke rehabilitation; however, evidence to support its …

[REVIEW] Adverse events of tDCS and tACS: A review – Full Text

Highlights<p>No serious adverse effects have been reported in experiments using either tDCS or tACS.<br>• Persistent adverse effects of tDCS are mainly skin …

[Abstract+References] Thirty years of transcranial magnetic stimulation: where do we stand?

Abstract<p>Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been first described 30 years ago, and since then has gained enormous attention by neurologists, …

[ARTICLE] Cathodal transcranial direct-current stimulation for treatment of drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy: A pilot randomized controlled trial – Full Text HTML

Summary<p>Objective<p>To investigate the effect of cathodal transcranial direct-current stimulation (c-tDCS) on seizure frequency in patients with …

[WEB SITE] Researchers study magnetic brain stimulation to improve symptoms after stroke

Dr. Marcie Bockbrader adjusts an external brain stimulator on stroke survivor Debbie Hall at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.<p>In an …

[WEB SITE] TMS + You | National Site for TMS Therapy Advocacy

TMS+YOU is the premiere patient advocacy website for TMS Therapy. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is one of the greatest and most promising medical …

[ARTICLE] Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Neuronal Activity and Learning in Pilot Training – Full Text HTML

Skill acquisition requires distributed learning both within (online) and across (offline) days to consolidate experiences into newly learned …

[WEB SITE] ELECTRIFIED – Adventures in transcranial direct-current stimulation.

The new therapy aims to stimulate the brain with small currents applied to the scalp. ILLUSTRATION BY HARRY CAMPBELL<p>“What does this part of the brain …