Combining transcranial direct current stimulation and neuroimaging: Novel insights in understanding neuroplasticity

Anusha Venkatakrishnan, Marco Sandrini

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In recent years, noninvasive brain stimulation techniques like transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have gained immense popularity owing to their effects on modulating cortical activity and consequently motor and cognitive performance. However, the neurophysiology underlying such neuroplastic changes is less understood. This article critically evaluates the contemporary approach of combined tDCS and neuroimaging as a means to provide novel insights in understanding the neurophysiological and neuroplastic processes modulated by this brain stimulation technique. We end by briefly suggesting further lines of inquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurophysiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Animals
  • Brain
  • Brain Mapping
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Humans
  • Nerve Net
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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