Using animal models to improve tDCS in humans: advantages and limitations
Translational Brain Stimulation Laboratory at the Pablo de Olavide University-Sevilla (Spain)
Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) is a non-invasive stimulation technique used for modulating brain function in humans. To help tES reach its full therapeutic potential, it is necessary to address a number of critical gaps in our knowledge. Animal studies are playing a key role in elucidating the mechanisms implicated in tES, defining safety limits, validating computational models, inspiring new stimulation protocols, enhancing brain function, and exploring new therapeutic applications. Animal models provide a wealth of information that can facilitate the successful utilization of tES for clinical interventions in human subjects. In this talk we will discuss about existing limitations for translating animal-based results to human studies and present some recent results from our lab as an example.
Host: Alejandro Carretero