Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques can modulate cognitive processing

Veniero, D., Strüber, D., Thut, G. and Herrmann, C. S. (2019) Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques can modulate cognitive processing. Organizational Research Methods, 22(1), pp. 116-147. (doi: 10.1177/1094428116658960)

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Recent methods that allow a noninvasive modulation of brain activity are able to modulate human cognitive behavior. Among these methods are transcranial electric stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation that both come in multiple variants. A property of both types of brain stimulation is that they modulate brain activity and in turn modulate cognitive behavior. Here, we describe the methods with their assumed neural mechanisms for readers from the economic and social sciences and little prior knowledge of these techniques. Our emphasis is on available protocols and experimental parameters to choose from when designing a study. We also review a selection of recent studies that have successfully applied them in the respective field. We provide short pointers to limitations that need to be considered and refer to the relevant papers where appropriate.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thut, Professor Gregor and Veniero, Dr Domenica
Authors: Veniero, D., Strüber, D., Thut, G., and Herrmann, C. S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Organizational Research Methods
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1552-7425
Published Online:21 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Organizational Research Methods 22(1): 116-147
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
597911Natural and modulated neural communication: State-dependent decoding and driving of human Brain OscillationsGregor ThutWellcome Trust (WELLCOTR)098434/Z/12/ZINP - CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROIMAGING