The use of brain-stimulation approaches in social and affective science has greatly increased over the last two decades. The interest in social factors has grown along with technological advances in brain research. Transcranial electric stimulation (tES) is a research tool that allows scientists to establish contributory causality between brain functioning and social behaviour, therefore deepening our understanding of the social mind. Preliminary evidence is also starting to demonstrate that tES, either alone or in combination with pharmacological or behavioural interventions, can alleviate the symptomatology of individuals with affective or social cognition disorders. This review offers an overview of the application of tES in the field of social and affective neuroscience. We discuss issues and challenges related to this application and suggest avenue for future basic and translational research.

Transcranial electric stimulation as a neural interface to gain insight on human brain functions: current knowledge and future perspective / Galli, Giulia; Miniussi, Carlo; Pellicciari, Maria Concetta. - In: SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1749-5016. - ELETTRONICO. - 2022/17:1(2022), pp. 4-14. [10.1093/scan/nsaa099]

Transcranial electric stimulation as a neural interface to gain insight on human brain functions: current knowledge and future perspective

Miniussi, Carlo;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The use of brain-stimulation approaches in social and affective science has greatly increased over the last two decades. The interest in social factors has grown along with technological advances in brain research. Transcranial electric stimulation (tES) is a research tool that allows scientists to establish contributory causality between brain functioning and social behaviour, therefore deepening our understanding of the social mind. Preliminary evidence is also starting to demonstrate that tES, either alone or in combination with pharmacological or behavioural interventions, can alleviate the symptomatology of individuals with affective or social cognition disorders. This review offers an overview of the application of tES in the field of social and affective neuroscience. We discuss issues and challenges related to this application and suggest avenue for future basic and translational research.
2022
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Galli, Giulia; Miniussi, Carlo; Pellicciari, Maria Concetta
Transcranial electric stimulation as a neural interface to gain insight on human brain functions: current knowledge and future perspective / Galli, Giulia; Miniussi, Carlo; Pellicciari, Maria Concetta. - In: SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1749-5016. - ELETTRONICO. - 2022/17:1(2022), pp. 4-14. [10.1093/scan/nsaa099]
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