Dr Nick Davis was recently quoted in a BBC News article on the potential dangers of so-called DIY brain stimulation.
Dr Davis, Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, explained, “Brain stimulation is a very powerful tool when used correctly. Here in the Department of Psychology we use a type of stimulation called tDCS to study how the brain processes information.”
Dr Davis is concerned that it is now possible to buy tDCS devices from the internet with very little regulation. “I have argued that marketing a device to young people is dangerous, as their brain is still developing,” he added. Along with colleagus at the University of Oxford, Dr Davis is calling for stricter controls on how these devices are sold in order to protect people from potential dangers.
Click here for a link to the BBC article
Click here for a link to an open access article by Dr Davis on brain stimuluation safety
- Friday 29 August 2014 14.04 GMT
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- Simon Dymond