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Self-administration of brain stimulation is a bad idea, researchers say

(UPI) Despite the promise of studies stimulating the brain with low-voltage electricity, nearly 40 researchers in the field have banded together to warn about a growing trend of people buying or building devices to stimulate their own brains at home.
Do-it-yourself transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, is not very well understood and people attempting to treat conditions like depression or anxiety, or to improve their cognitive function, may be endangering the proper function of their brains, researchers say in a letter…
Several methods of brain stimulation have been the subject of studies in the last several years to mixed results, in part because researchers are still learning how electricity delivered to the brain affects not only the parts stimulated, but parts of the brain that have not been stimulated.
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