Noninvasive transcranial direct current stimulation over the left prefrontal cortex facilitates cognitive flexibility in tool use.

@article{Chrysikou2013NoninvasiveTD,
  title={Noninvasive transcranial direct current stimulation over the left prefrontal cortex facilitates cognitive flexibility in tool use.},
  author={Evangelia G. Chrysikou and Roy Hamilton and H. Branch Coslett and Abhishek Datta and Marom Bikson and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill},
  journal={Cognitive neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={81-9}
}
Recent neuroscience evidence suggests that some higher-order tasks might benefit from a reduction in sensory filtering associated with low levels of cognitive control. Guided by neuroimaging findings, we hypothesized that cathodal (inhibitory) transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) will facilitate performance in a flexible use generation task. Participants saw pictures of artifacts and generated aloud either the object’s common use or an uncommon use for it, while receiving cathodal… CONTINUE READING