New evidence on transcranial electric stimulation of the brain

18 Oct

Last year György Buzsáki performed a public experiment showing that electricity passed through electrodes placed on the scalp of a cadaver could not be detected in the brain. This raised serious concerns about the many claims made on behalf of transcranial electrical stimulation of the brain.

Now, in a forth coming paper, published in the journal Brain Stimulation, evidence is presented from an in vivo study (research on a living subject) that detectable changes in brain electrical activity does occur during transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS).

Stay tuned!

3 Responses to “New evidence on transcranial electric stimulation of the brain”

  1. Kathy H October 18, 2017 at 10:41 am #

    I guess I am not understanding the reasoning behind the experiment. Sounds Frankensteinish to me.

  2. Enrique Guerra-Pujol October 19, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    As an aside, your readers and you may find Deborah Mayo’s blog on “error statistics” of interest:

    • Kathy H October 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

      I like to know the purpose of an experiment. What are they trying to achieve? Electrical shock through a cadaver seems absurd to me. My observation is just on the surface. Then after that, dig deeper into the study-data collection, bias, etc.

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