Citation Miler JA, Meron D, Baldwin DS & Garner M (2018) The Effect of Prefrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Attention Network Function in Healthy Volunteers. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 21 (4), pp. 355-361. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.12629
The effect of acute transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cortical attention networks remains unclear. We examined the effect of 20 min of 2 mA dorsolateral prefrontal cortex tDCS (bipolar balanced montage) on the efficiency of alerting, orienting and executive attention networks measured by the attention network test.
Materials and Methods
A between‐subjects stratified randomized design compared active tDCS vs. sham tDCS on attention network function in healthy young adults.
Executive attention was greater following active vs. sham stimulation (d = 0.76) in the absence of effects on alerting, orienting, or global RT or error rates. Group differences were not moderated by state‐mood.
Twenty minutes of active 2 mA tDCS over left DLPFC is associated with greater executive attention in healthy humans.
Keywords attention network test; attention control; executive control; transcranial direct current stimulation;
Journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface: Volume 21, Issue 4
Miler, Joanna Astrid; Meron, Daniel; Baldwin, David S.; Garner, Matthew