Transcranial direct current stimulation attracts a funding boost as it heads into a phase 1/2 trial to validate promising pilot study findings.
In a pilot study, pairing tDCS with massed practice training yielded motor function gains that lasted three months after the intervention. The lead investigator explains why the findings strongly suggest potential for adaptive plasticity long after injury.
Although noninvasive brain stimulation is promising for neurological deficits, its assumption of generic brain plasticity is flawed. Advanced mapping of the brain may reveal insights that help determine plasticity variances.