Meditation And EEG: Helping Patients Along The Way

According to the Oxford Dictionary, meditation can be defined as “To focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation”. In this blog post, I would like to ask if it is possible that in the near […]

EEG Signal Processing for Dummies

As promised in my previous post about Event-Related Potentials, I will explain the basics and standard steps commonly used in the analysis of EEG signals. There is a lot of literature and many concepts are involved in the field of EEG signal processing, and some of them can get very technical and difficult. That is […]

Is tDCS Safe?

What do we know about the safety of tDCS and its variants? Quite a bit, as it turns out: in short, application of tDCS with the protocols used to date appears to be safe [Poreisz2007a, Brunoni2011a].   Already in 2008, Nitsche et al concluded: Extensive animal and human evidence and theoretical knowledge indicate that the currently […]

What is Brain Stimulation?

Brain stimulation refers to the application of electric fields to the brain for therapeutic purposes. As a technique, it dates back to ancient times, when early doctors used electric fish to treat – we presume with limited success – a range of malaises. Today, electrical brain stimulation is widely used in neurology and psychiatry to treat ailments such […]