Cognitive Enhancement by Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

TitleCognitive Enhancement by Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHamilton, RH
Date Published07/2013
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania, Center for Neuroscience in Society
AbstractTranscranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) are increasingly used in research and, to a limited extent, in clinical practice. They constitute a new class of apparently well-tolerated treatments that affect brain function. What is their potential as cognitive enhancers? Professor Hamilton explains the science behind TMS and tDCS, their psychological effects, and the ethical issues surrounding their use for enhancement.
Audience LevelGraduate Student