Anode: Supraorbital (FP1) or (FP2)
Cathode: Opposite Shoulder
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Study Results: Improving Attention
Other Uses: Working Memory Improvement, Complex memory span and ADHD
Notes: Some individuals have shown an increase in selective attention. Selective attention and memory appears to be improved through the use of this montage
Anode: Supraorbital [FP1)
Cathode: Supraorbital [FP2]
Study Results: Improving Memorization & Learning
Anode: Right Mastoid (P10)
Cathode: Right DLPFC (F4)
Study Results: Increased Present Awareness
Other Uses: Increased Impulsiveness
Notes: External modulation of both the left and right DLPFC has been shown to influence driving behavior with Anodal stimulation of the DLPFC resulting in a more careful driving style.
Anode: Ipsilesional [C3)
Cathode: Contralesional (C4)
Study Results: Improved Motor Recovery in Stroke
Other Uses: Improved Motor Skills, Enhance Motor learning
Notes: The improvement of motor function was significantly greater in the real stimulation group, when compared to the sham group.
- Bihemispheric brain stimulation facilitates motor recovery in chronic stroke patients. (Lindenberg R, Renga V, Zhu LL, Nair D, Schlaug G.)
- Ipsilesional and contralesional regions participate in the improvement of poststroke aphasia: a transcranial direct current stimulation study. (Costa V, Giglia G, Brighina F, Indovino S, Fierro B.)
- Contralateral and ipsilateral motor effects after transcranial direct current stimulation. (Vines BW, Nair DG, Schlaug G.)
Anode: Right Parietal (P4)
Cathode: Left Parietal (P3)
Enhanced Numerical & Mathematic Abilities
Studies have shown that stimulation of the parietal cortex can enhance mathematic ability for up to 6 months following repeated stimulation sessions. Most affected was material which was learned recently.
Anode: Right DLPFC (F4)
Cathode: Left DLPFC (F3)
Anode: Right Temple [F10)
Cathode: Left Shoulder
Study Results: Accelerated Learning (DARPA Montage)
Other Uses: New Skill Acquisition, Increased Focus, Accelerated Learning
Notes: The US Military has showed that tDCS can increase focus and learning speeds by up to 2x the average. Academic settings have replicated these studies with the same results, doubling learning speeds in students. The vast evidence supports the notion that tDCS can accelerate learning and enhance performance in a range of complex cognitive tasks.