are among the best researched placements, but many
more options are available with a quick Internet search.
Typical times for sessions are between 20 and 30
minutes, and can be repeated in 48 hours. Electrodes can
be held in place on the head very easily with a couple of
women’s hair bands.
I base my evaluation of “is it working”
(voltage/electrode position, etc.) on a tiny flash of light
(called a phosphene) that is often witnessed just as the
device is disconnected. This is a flash of light that is seen
only in your mind.
It’s always a pleasure for me to delve into “strange
science,” and I hope it has been for you as well! I tend to
be a very skeptical person by nature, but do feel after
experimenting with this device, it has been a fascinating
and worthwhile project and experience.
I’ve been interested in electric therapies since Dr.
Robert Becker’s book, The Body Electric caught my
attention just out of high school many years ago. The
topic of “electrotherapy” makes for many nights of good
I strongly recommend researching tDCS devices
before experimenting if this topic has caught your
interest. Many of the stories are wildly interesting and
Does it really affect your brain? Or, is this yet another
example of the latest fad in placebos?
I certainly have an opinion, but I’ll leave it to you to
form your own. NV
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