Effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on working memory in patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on working memory in patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Yong Liu and Nannan Gu and Xinyi Cao and Yikang Zhu and Jijun Wang and Robert C. Smith and Chunbo Li},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},

Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on brain changes and relation to cognition in patients with schizophrenia: a fMRI study

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Left Superior Temporal Sulcus Improves Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: An Open-Label Study

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