Practical Guide to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Principles, Procedures and Applications

  • Helena Knotkova
  • Michael A. Nitsche
  • Marom Bikson
  • Adam J. Woods

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Basic Aspects: Principles, Mechanisms, Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nigel Gebodh, Zeinab Esmaeilpour, Devin Adair, Pedro Schestattsky, Felipe Fregni, Marom Bikson
      Pages 3-43
    3. Davide Reato, Ricardo Salvador, Marom Bikson, Alexander Opitz, Jacek Dmochowski, Pedro C. Miranda
      Pages 45-80
    4. Marom Bikson, Walter Paulus, Zeinab Esmaeilpour, Greg Kronberg, Michael A. Nitsche
      Pages 81-113
    5. Pnina Grossman, Adam J. Woods, Helena Knotkova, Marom Bikson
      Pages 167-195
  3. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Step-By-Step Practicum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Shapour Jaberzadeh, Donel Martin, Helena Knotkova, Adam J. Woods
      Pages 199-223
    3. Adam J. Woods, Helena Knotkova, Alexa Riggs, Dennis Q. Truong, Marom Bikson
      Pages 225-231
    4. Ricardo Salvador, Dennis Q. Truong, Marom Bikson, Alexander Opitz, Jacek Dmochowski, Pedro C. Miranda
      Pages 233-262
    5. Niranjan Khadka, Adam J. Woods, Marom Bikson
      Pages 263-291
    6. Adam J. Woods, Marom Bikson, Kenneth Chelette, Jacek Dmochowski, Anirban Dutta, Zeinab Esmaeilpour et al.
      Pages 293-345
    7. Roy H. Hamilton, Sudha K. Kessler, Laura Castillo-Saavedra, Felipe Fregni, Donel Martin, Colleen Loo et al.
      Pages 347-377
    8. Helena Knotkova, Ashley Clayton, Michael Stevens, Alexa Riggs, Leigh E. Charvet, Marom Bikson
      Pages 379-405
    9. Andrea Antal, Adam J. Woods, Helena Knotkova
      Pages 407-427
  4. Clinical Potential and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Annalise Rahman-Filipiak, Jaclyn M. Reckow, Adam J. Woods, Michael A. Nitsche, Benjamin M. Hampstead
      Pages 473-507
    3. Helena Knotkova, Jeffrey J. Borckardt, Alexa Riggs, Alexandre F. DaSilva
      Pages 541-567
    4. Adam J. Woods, Daria Antonenko, Agnes Flöel, Benjamin M. Hampstead, David Clark, Helena Knotkova
      Pages 569-595
    5. Priyanka P. Shah-Basak, Roy H. Hamilton, Michael A. Nitsche, Adam J. Woods
      Pages 597-625
    6. Michael A. Nitsche, Helena Knotkova, Adam J. Woods, Marom Bikson
      Pages 627-639
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 641-651

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview on Transcranial  Direct  Current  Stimulation (tDCS) and the clinical applications of this promising technique. Separated into three parts, the book begins with basic principles, mechanisms and approaches of tDCS. This is followed by a step-by-step practicum,  methodological considerations and  ethics and professional conduct pertaining to this novel technique. Chapters are authored by renowned experts who also direct and plan tDCS educational events worldwide. Bridging the existing gap in instructional materials for tDCS while addressing growing interest in education in this field, professionals within a broad range of medical disciplines will find this text to be an invaluable guide.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helena Knotkova
    • 1
  • Michael A. Nitsche
    • 2
  • Marom Bikson
    • 3
  • Adam J. Woods
    • 4
  1. 1.MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative CareNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and NeurosciencesLeibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human FactorsDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringThe City College of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM), McKnight Brain Institute, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health ProfessionsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95947-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95948-1
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