The effect of bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation on early auditory processing in schizophrenia: a preliminary study

Academic Article


  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was applied bilaterally over the auditory cortex in 12 schizophrenia patients to modulate early auditory processing. Performance on a tone discrimination task (tone-matching task—TMT) and auditory mismatch negativity were assessed after counterbalanced anodal, cathodal, and sham tDCS. Cathodal stimulation improved TMT performance (p < 0.03) compared to sham condition. Post-hoc analyses revealed a stimulation condition by negative symptom interaction in which greater negative symptoms were associated with a better TMT performance after anodal tDCS.
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    Author List

  • Dunn W; Rassovsky Y; Wynn J; Wu AD; Iacoboni M; Hellemann G; Green MF
  • Start Page

  • 1145
  • End Page

  • 1149
  • Volume

  • 124
  • Issue

  • 9