Also known as ‘shock therapy’ — I thought that sounded familiar!

Transcranial direct-current stimulation tDCS is a promising technology in the field of sleep efficiency and cognitive enhancement. Alternating current administered to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex through the thinnest part of the skull has beneficial effects almost as mysterious as electroconvulsive therapy ECT, its amnesia-inducing ancestor. Also known as ‘shock therapy’, ECT earned a bad name through overuse, epitomised in Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

via Jessa Gamble – Life without sleep.

 

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