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Curr Biol. 2012 Feb 21;22(4):R108-11. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.013.

The neuroethics of non-invasive brain stimulation.

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Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Abstract

Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) is a brain stimulation tool that is portable, painless, inexpensive, apparently safe, and with potential long-term efficacy. Recent results obtained from TDCS experiments offer exciting possibilities for the enhancement and treatment of normal or impaired abilities, respectively. We discuss new neuroethical problems that have emerged from the usage of TDCS, and also focus on one of the most likely future applications of TDCS: enhancing learning and cognition in children with typical and atypical development.

PMID:
22361141
PMCID:
PMC4347660
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.013
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