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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (9): 1632-1641.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.01632

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Transcranial electrical stimulation and visual function modulation

LIN Borong1,2, HE Qing1,2, ZHAO Jin1,2, YANG Jia1,2, SHI Yingzhen1,2, YAN Fangfang1, XI Jie1, HUANG Changbing1,*()   

  1. 1 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2 Department of psychology of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Online:2018-09-15 Published:2018-07-30
  • Contact: Changbing HUANG


Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES) is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation, which delivers a specific low intensity current on the scalp to modulate the activity of cortical cortex. TES is usually divided into three main types: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS). In the current paper, we summarized the modulating effects of TES on visual phosphene threshold, visual field, contrast sensitivity, motion perception, and perceptual learning. The modulation effect varies with the type of visual functions, TES parameters, and stimulating patterns.

Key words: visual functions, transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial alternating current stimulation, transcranial random noise stimulation, perceptual learning

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