Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is non-incursive, painless neurostimulation for your brain.
Direct current stimulates the brain that makes use of low intensity electrical pulses. Having constant direct electrical currents which are supplied through the head through the use of electrodes stimulate a specific part of the brain.
It involves the use of 2 or 5 electrodes set on the head to modulate neuronal activity. There are multiple studies that have been conducted which have revealed that by helping our neurons to fire. We improve our cognitive abilities.
Cognitive | adjective
- of or relating to cognition; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
- of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
Although similar to cranial electrotherapy in the use of the same technique. They are however different in the sense that while transcranial direct-current stimulation makes use of direct current. Electrotherapy stimulation employs alternating current.