TDCS- ACTIVATION AND DE-ACTIVATION OF SPECIFIC BRAIN AREAS
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), is a safe, non-invasive brain stimulation method that can be used to regulate emotion, enhance cognition and help recover function by affecting the neural firing threshold and triggering the activation/deactivation of specific brain areas.
The uplifting effects of tDCS on mood, and on improving the symptoms of depression are well documented, and its success in cognitive “brightening”, i.e. in improving working memory, maths ability and reading skills is supported by solid scientific evidence. Recently, tDCS has gained great popularity in neurorehabilitation and in stroke recovery.
TACS- FINE TUNING OF CORTICAL INFORMATION FLOW
Frequency-tuned transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) is a safe, gentle and highly specific tool for modifying cortical information processing, emotion regulation and executive functioning. It works through administering electrical stimulation at selected frequencies – from 0.001 Hz (infra low frequencies) to 1000Hz on the scalp. This stimulation can be tuned to the various oscillatory frequencies of the brain and can be administered in phase with the dominant or function specific brain frequencies detected with the EEG.
TRNS- INCREASING CORTICAL FLEXIBILITY AND ENHANCING INFORMATION PROCESSING
Transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) is electrical stimulation with a range of randomised frequencies that utilises the principle of stochastic resonance. Stochastic resonance is a phenomenon of signal amplification through adding noise in non-linear systems. Since neural processing in cortical networks exhibits non-linear system properties, adding random noise to these networks has the potential to enhance processing and improve function. We base our work on clinical and research studies from the best Labs worldwide demonstrating the benefits of tRNS for improving cortical functionality. TRNS can be applied successfully in multiple domains- from signal detection, perception and response speed to decision making and working memory. In addition, we have replicated the positive effects of tRNS on the symptoms of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
At Bright Brain Centre London we utilise non-invasive electrical brain stimulation as a standalone method to improve mood and emotion regulation, to induce relaxation and to aid performance during specific cognitive tasks, such as reading, arithmetic, working memory, selective or sustained attention and emotional regulation tasks. We also apply it in combination with neurofeedback training to speed up training progress and to achieve better and longer lasting training results.
Our stimulation is qEEG LORETA / JTFA and real time EEG-guided and our protocols are highly personalised. We use the fully programmable software and equipment from Neurofield, USA.
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