In this episode we explain non-invasive electrical stimulation, specifically transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). These techniques are used to alter brain function for the better. They harness and modulate the neuroplastic responses in the brain.
Our guest, Dr. Adam Woods, is cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Director of the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM) at the McKnight Brain Institute at Univ of Florida. He is a national leader in the field of transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), leading the largest tES trial in history, publishing the first comprehensive textbook in the field, and led multiple field standards papers. In particular, we focus on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
We talk about how these techniques enhance cognition in the aging brain and potentially Alzheimer's disease. These effects are being observed in pilot trials and now being tried on larger groups.
We discuss memory networks and functional MRI findings related to tES interventions.
This is highly technical episode, but well worth it for the information.
Click here information about Dr Woods and his work.