Modulation of smoking and decision-making behaviors with transcranial direct current stimulation in tobacco smokers: a preliminary study.

@article{Fecteau2014ModulationOS,
  title={Modulation of smoking and decision-making behaviors with transcranial direct current stimulation in tobacco smokers: a preliminary study.},
  author={Shirley Fecteau and Sara Agosta and Antoine Hone-Blanchet and Felipe Fregni and Paulo S Boggio and Domenic A. Ciraulo and Alvaro Pascual-Leone},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2014},
  volume={140},
  pages={78-84}
}
BACKGROUND Most tobacco smokers who wish to quit fail to reach their goal. One important, insufficiently emphasized aspect of addiction relates to the decision-making system, often characterized by dysfunctional cognitive control and a powerful drive for reward. Recent proof-of-principle studies indicate that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) can transiently modulate processes involved in decision-making, and reduce substance intake… CONTINUE READING
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