Dr. Bikson to speak at UCLA On Dec 10, 2015
UCLA Brain Mapping Center
December 10, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB 132) 635 Charles Young Dr. South
“How does tDCS work for so many things?” Marom Bikson
Few neuroscience technologies have generated as much recent interest and debate as transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). tDCS is explored for a remarkably wide range of behavioral interventions to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders, to accelerate rehabilitation after injury, and to enhance learning in healthy subjects. This talk reviews the technical and mechanism fundamentals of tDCS with the goal of explaining how specificity of action can be achieved. Specifically, how can tDCS be optimized and customized to produce specific changes in brain function. Data from computational models, animal testing, and clinical trials of tDCS is reviewed. New technologies such as High-Definition tDCS and EEG-tDCS coupling will be discussed.