High-Level Cognitive Functions in Healthy Subjects

Tal Sela, Michal Lavidor

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This chapter presents and discusses contemporary cutting-edge brain stimulation techniques that have been successful in enhancing high-level cognitive functions in healthy individuals. It focuses primarily on major advances related to language, cognitive control, numerical cognition, planning, learning, and memory research using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS). A methodological section then specifies the considerations involved in designing and evaluating a tDCS experiment in the context of cognitive research. The conclusion examines the implications of recent data and suggests avenues for experimental research into future uses of brain stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Stimulated Brain
Subtitle of host publicationCognitive Enhancement Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9780124047129
ISBN (Print)9780124047044
StatePublished - 3 Jun 2014

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  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Cognitive functions
  • Executive functions
  • Language
  • Numerical cognition
  • Problem-solving
  • Response inhibition
  • TACS
  • TDCS
  • TES
  • TRNS
  • Working memory


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