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Rostami M, Golesorkhi M, Ekhtiari H. Methodological Dimensions of Transcranial Brain Stimulation with the Electrical Current in Human. BCN. 2013; 4 (3) :190-208
URL: http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-403-en.html
Transcranial current stimulation (TCS) is a neuromodulation method in which the patient is exposed to a mild electric current (direct or alternating) at 1-2 mA, resulting in an increase or a decrease in the brain excitability. This modi.cation in neural activities can be used as a method for functional human brain mapping with causal inferences. This method might also facilitate the treatments of many neuropsychiatric disorders based on its inexpensive, simple, safe, noninvasive, painless, semi-focal excitatory and inhibitory effects. Given this, a comparison amongst different brain stimulation modalities has been made to determine the potential advantages of the TCS method. In addition, considerable methodological details on using TCS in basic and clinical neuroscience studies in human subjects have been introduced. Technical characteristics of TCS devices and their related accessories with regard to safety concerns have also been well articulated. Finally, some TCS application opportunities have been emphasized, including its potential use in the near future
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Cellular and molecular Neuroscience
Received: 2013/08/10 | Accepted: 2013/08/23 | Published: 2013/08/23

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