Modulation of spinal neuronal excitability by spinal direct currents and locomotion after spinal cord injury.
Transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcutaneous spinal DCS (tSDCS) are two innovative neuromodulatory techniques based on applying direct current (DC) non-invasively through the skin. Previous experimental works showed that weak DC delivered transcutaneously in humans over the cerebellum and over the spinal cord for minutes could elicit prolonged changes in neurophysiological and behavioural responses related to cerebellar and spinal functions. This WM aims to booster the advance of these two neuromodulatory techniques by generating fora to discuss specific issues on experimental and clinical research and modeling, hence facilitating the translation from basic neuroscience, scientific developments and technical progresses into clinical and therapeutic applications. It will prioritize involvement of early-stage researchers at all levels of this process, and encourage cross modal interaction between groups by shared doctoral and postdoctoral research projects.