New Editorial on meta-analysis in neuromodulation
On the use of meta-analysis in neuromodulatory non-invasive brain stimulation
Brain Stimulation 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2015.03.008
Michael A. Nitsche, MD, Marom Bikson, PhD, Sven Bestmann, PhD
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In humans, non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) can modulate cortical excitability and activity. The buoyant use of this technique in basic and applied research requires further characterization of the basic mechanisms to divorce promising applications from those producing more heterogeneous outcomes. Here we outline some criteria and pitfalls for using published results to gain estimates about the effects of NIBS techniques through meta-analysis and related tools.