Centre of Cognition and Emotion Research

Recent research has indicated that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a form of mild brain stimulation that temporarily alters neural excitability, may have the capacity to modulate brain functions associated with social anxiety such as fear consolidation. Specifically, recent evidence suggests that tDCS may be useful in modulating fearful memory processes which may be relevant to anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder. The current research will examine the effects of tDCS in young people with high and low social anxiety during an anticipatory fear learning paradigm.