Cognitive Enhancement by Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (Roy H. Hamilton, MD, MS)

Cognitive Enhancement by Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (Roy H. Hamilton, MD, MS)

Project Description

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) are increasingly used in research and, to a limited extent, in clinical practice.  They constitute a new class of apparently well-tolerated treatments that affect brain function.  What is their potential as cognitive enhancers?  Professor Hamilton explains the science behind TMS and tDCS, their psychological effects, and the ethical issues surrounding their use for enhancement.