Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a promising tool for cognitive enhancement and neurorehabilitation in clinical disorders in both cognitive and clinical domains (e.g., chronic pain, tinnitus). Here we suggest the potential role of tDCS in modulating cortical excitation/inhibition (E/I) balance and thereby inducing improvements. We suggest that part of the mechanism of action of tDCS can be explained by non-invasive modulations of the E/I balance.

Original publication

DOI

10.3389/fnhum.2013.00602

Type

Journal article

Journal

Front Hum Neurosci

Publication Date

24/09/2013

Volume

7

Keywords

GABA, cognition, excitation, glutamate, inhibition, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)