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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (3): 356-366.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00356

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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improve memory function

GUO Heng1; HE Li1; ZHOU Renlai2   

  1. (1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Applied Experimental Psychology, School of Psychology,
    Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China) (2 Department of Psychology, School of Social and
    Behavior Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China)
  • Received:2015-10-12 Online:2016-03-15 Published:2016-03-15
  • Contact: ZHOU Renlai, E-mail:


Transcranial direct current stimulation revived in last years as non-invasive method of brain stimulation with features of safety, low-cost, lightweight. Transcranial direct current stimulation can produce a series of physiological changes, and has advantages compared to the traditional method of brain imaging. There were some applications in fields of working memory, declarative memory, procedural memory and combining tDCS with the cognitive training. tDCS can not pinpoint, but can affect cognitive processes of perception, attention, memory based on brain region. Not only tDCS can be used as a treatment in clinical practice, but also used as neural training methods for healthy people. tDCS has good prospects.

Key words: transcranial direct current stimulation, memory, working memory