Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

@article{Lefaucheur2017EvidencebasedGO,
  title={Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)},
  author={J. P. Lefaucheur and Andrea Antal and Samar S. Ayache and David Benninger and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Brunelin and Filippo Cogiamanian and Maria Sofia Cotelli and Dirk De Ridder and Roberta Ferrucci and Berthold Langguth and Paola Marangolo and Veit Mylius and Michael A. Nitsche and Frank Padberg and Ulrich Palm and Emmanuel Poulet and Alberto Priori and Simone Rossi and Martin Schecklmann and Sven Vanneste and Ulf Ziemann and Luis Garcia-Larrea and Walter Paulus},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={128},
  pages={56-92}
}

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