DC stimulation effect on oscillatory brain activity: Event-related spectral perturbation (ERSP) time-frequency plots are given separately for the two sham conditions (A: sham anodal; D: sham cathodal) preceding the two active stimulation conditions (B: anodal, E: cathodal). Differences between the conditions were computed by subtracting the sham ERSPs from the ERSPs of the active conditions (C: active anodal - sham anodal; F: active cathodal - sham cathodal) and by subtracting the cathodal ERSPs from anodal ERSPs (G: sham anodal - sham cathodal; H: active anodal - active cathodal). Subplot J illustrates the overall contrast between the differences obtained for the anodal and cathodal conditions (subplot C - subplot F) and for the active and sham conditions (subplot G - subplot H). White contours indicate significant differences between the conditions (P < 0.05, corrected for multiple comparisons). Note that the statistical analyses revealed no significant differences between the two sham conditions.
Zaehle et al. BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:2 doi:10.1186/1471-2202-12-2