[Neuro] tDCS at Noisebridge?

Mike Schachter mschachter at eigenminds.com
Thu Apr 18 01:25:14 UTC 2013


Out of curiosity - what effect are you trying to achieve? Wouldn't that
dictate where you "aim" it?

 mike




On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Anthony Di Franco <di.franco at gmail.com>wrote:

> More to the point then, what's the best prior info right now on how to aim
> these things?
> On Apr 17, 2013 3:34 PM, "Kelly" <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I am way more skeptical of tdcs than the average tdcs hobbyist because I
>> basically do data analysis and modeling and almost no practical
>> applications, so I am trained to be overly critical and believe nothing.
>>
>> That said, you should probably make some notes about task structure and
>> timing, stimulation time, current direction, and the location and size of
>> both anode and cathode.
>>
>> John is pretty good at being skeptical of the literature though, so I
>> expect he will have things to add or leave out per task. Those are the
>> basics I would want to see from a rough science perspective though.
>> On Apr 17, 2013 6:11 PM, "Anthony Di Franco" <di.franco at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I can appreciate both the idea that phrenology doesn't work and the idea
>>> that there is some amount of statistical consistency across populations in
>>> roughly what brain regions do what and how people respond to stimulation of
>>> various kinds in various regions.
>>> Where would you say the distinction relevant to playing with tdcs is, if
>>> you can? (So this can be part of the documentation being assembled, I hope.)
>>> On Apr 17, 2013 3:04 PM, "Kelly" <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'd just like to remind everyone that phrenology doesn't work,
>>>> regardless of what you put in your table. But a list of some basic regions
>>>> with citations would be an awesome start. It's probably worth making
>>>> roughly tabular even if some line items are wildly less dependable than
>>>> others because there are probably a few parameters that you care about for
>>>> each region.
>>>>
>>>> K
>>>> On Apr 17, 2013 4:33 PM, "John Withers" <jwithers at reddagger.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 04/17/2013 01:10 PM, Anthony Di Franco wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A section on some hackerspace's wiki summarizing where to put what
>>>>>> kind of stimulation to accomplish what would be ideal.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> Yeah, I am actually working on that. It's part of a larger project and
>>>>> going to take me another few days to complete. But when I am done I will
>>>>> make sure there are links to it on the noisebridge wiki as well that of a
>>>>> couple of other spaces.
>>>>>
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