The neuroethics of non-invasive brain stimulation

Roi Cohen Kadosh*, Neil Levy, Jacinta O'Shea, Nicholas Shea, Julian Savulescu

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Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) is a brain stimulation tool that is portable, painless, inexpensive, apparently safe, and with potential long-term efficacy. Recent results obtained from TDCS experiments offer exciting possibilities for the enhancement and treatment of normal or impaired abilities, respectively. We discuss new neuroethical problems that have emerged from the usage of TDCS, and also focus on one of the most likely future applications of TDCS: enhancing learning and cognition in children with typical and atypical development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R108-R111
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


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