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tDCS application for motor rehabilitation

Edited by Rodrigo Vitório, Samuel Stuart, Leigh Charvet and Alan Godfrey.

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An increasing number of studies highlight the potential application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for motor rehabilitation in neurological diseases as well as in healthy aging. tDCS is a technique where a constant weak electric current is passed through scalp electrodes and has been shown to modulate excitability in both cortical and subcortical brain areas. Although the results of tDCS interventions for motor rehabilitation are still preliminary, they encourage further research to better understand its therapeutic potential and to inform optimal clinical use.  

This collection of articles in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation aims to present the most recent advances in tDCS for motor rehabilitation, addressing topics such as theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to be considered when designing tDCS-based rehabilitation. Submissions of both experimental and review studies is encouraged.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors declare no competing interests.

  1. Content type: Review

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been investigated over the years due to its short and also long-term effects on cortical excitability and neuroplasticity. Although its mechanisms to improve ...

    Authors: Isadora Santos Ferreira, Beatriz Teixeira Costa, Clara Lima Ramos, Pedro Lucena, Aurore Thibaut and Felipe Fregni

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:90

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  2. Content type: Review

    The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate the treatment effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on functional locomotion in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

    Authors: Hyo Keun Lee, Se Ji Ahn, Yang Mi Shin, Nyeonju Kang and James H. Cauraugh

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:84

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  3. Content type: Research

    Progressive cerebellar ataxia is a neurodegenerative disorder without effective treatment options that seriously hinders quality of life. Previously, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been dem...

    Authors: Giuseppina Pilloni, Michael Shaw, Charles Feinberg, Ashley Clayton, Maria Palmeri, Abhishek Datta and Leigh E. Charvet

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:41

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  4. Content type: Review

    After traumatic brain injury (TBI), motor impairment is less common than neurocognitive or behavioral problems. However, about 30% of TBI survivors have reported motor deficits limiting the activities of daily...

    Authors: Won-Seok Kim, Kiwon Lee, Seonghoon Kim, Sungmin Cho and Nam-Jong Paik

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2019 16:14

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  5. Content type: Review

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has the potential to improve motor function in a range of neurological conditions, including Cerebral Palsy (CP). Although there have been many studies assessing ...

    Authors: Melanie K. Fleming, Tim Theologis, Rachel Buckingham and Heidi Johansen-Berg

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:121

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a potentially useful tool to improve upper limb rehabilitation outcomes after stroke, although its effects in this regard have shown to be limited so far. Addi...

    Authors: Bernhard Elsner, Joachim Kugler and Jan Mehrholz

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:106

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  7. Content type: Research

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an effective neuromodulation adjunct to repetitive motor training in promoting motor recovery post-stroke. Finger tracking training is motor training whereby p...

    Authors: Ann Van de Winckel, James R. Carey, Teresa A. Bisson, Elsa C. Hauschildt, Christopher D. Streib and William K. Durfee

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2018 15:83

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