A Study of Information Transfer between Long Term and Working Memory using Trans-Cranial Direct Current Stimulation at FCz
Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a method of electrical stimulation directed through a specific lobe or section of the brain in order to excite neurons and bring about a behavioral change. tDCS has experienced some success as a treatment for various conditions, particularly conditions such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. More importantly, however, tDCS has been shown to help improve cognitive skills as well, particularly in memory based laboratory tasks. Here I propose a study that will analyze the relationship between tDCS and the transfer of information from sensory perception to working and long term memory. This will address a deficit in literature concerning the precise mechanisms that tDCS affects.