Tdcs Thread

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by jayfoxpox, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. #1 jayfoxpox, Jun 14, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 15, 2013
    I'm interested in transcranial magnetic stimulation , so I thought I'd make a thread to share and discuss research being done with it and commercial products that will be available to the public for home use.
     
    the two that come to mind is foc.us and biocurrentkit
    http://www.biocurrentkit.com/
    http://www.foc.us/
    usb or 9-volt battery for 30 bucks
    http://tdcs-kit.com/default.asp?page=1
     
     
    It's a form of neurostimulation that administers a low current on the structure the electrode is directed at. since our brain is an electrochemical thing a low current can stimulate individual parts of the brain ,which will cause an effect in brain activity and our behavior.
     
    It's not to be confused with a transcranial magnetic stimulator (TMS) , which is much more expensive and relies on a magnetic field to stimulate our brain.
     
    Both are safe , with little side effects , but more studies are needed to consider potential risks , since they're relatively new instruments .
    It can improve our memory depending on what structure is stimulated. It can have effects on our math abilities , have an impact on creativity , mood , language learning and even effect pain. It's limitations is to the parts of the brain closer to the surface , but has an impressive feat to impact the brain.
     
    edit: can help with itch relief , but research limited to patients with spyringomyelia
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23328331
     
     
    creativity
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130314144356.htm
    mood
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130515094825.htm
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22215866
     
    pain
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130102104553.htm
    Declaritive memory
    http://www.jneurosci.org/content/24/44/9985.long
    working memory
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3503933/
    language
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17804023
    accuracy
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22450198
     
    edit: added more links 

     
  2. This.sounds dangerous

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  3. There are no known serious side effects and from the research i've read it's a very safe and inexpensive non-invasive method. maybe higher currents may be dangerous , but researchers only go as high as 2 ma. There are no known risks , and will admittedly need long term studies to confirm it's safety. At most you'd feel a little dizzy or fatigue if you do it multiple times a day. 
     

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