See Brain Maps below that indicate where the electrodes were placed in independent studies. These are known as “Montages”.

 


 

    Target Behavior / Uses

 

      Anode (+)
    RED Electrode Placement

 

      Cathode (-) BLACK Electrode Placement

 

Study (linked)

Decreased depression / increased organization / improved mood

DLPFC (FP1)

DLPFC (OZ, CZ)

Decreased depression / reduced food alcohol craving

DLPFC (F3)

Right
shoulder


 

Smith & Clithero,
(2009)

Improved Mood/ Depression, Enhanced Cognitive Control

DLPFC (F3)

Supra
Orbital (Fp2)

Vanderhasselt et. al.,
(2013)

Reduce risk taking

DLPFC (F4)

DLPFC
(F3)

Fecteau, et al., (2007)

Increased impulsiveness / Increased present awareness

Mastoid (P10)

DLPFC
(F4)

Beeli, et al., (2008), Ledoux, (1996)

Improved social interaction / reduced punishment of
unfair behavior

Left Orbital (Fp1)

DLPFC
(F4)

Knoch, et al., (2008) – PDF

Reduced cigarette, alcohol, junk food craving

DLPFC(F3)

DLPFC
(F4)

Fregni, et al., (2007), Boggio et al., (2007) Fregni,
et al., (2007)- PDF

Attention improvement.
Working Memory Improvement, Complex Memory Span

Orbital PFC (Fp1 and/or Fp2)

Shoulder

Gladwin, et al., (2012)

Insight improvement / “Savant Learning” / Problem Solving / Cognitive Enhancement

Temporal (T4)

Temporal(T3)

Chi & Snider (2011) – PDF

Improved socialization / Empathy / Emotional State / Regulation

Temporal (T4 & T6) Parietal (P4)

Shoulder

Sébastien Hétu (2010) – Abstract

Improved Math understanding / Increased Verbal Impariment

Parietal (P4)

Parietal
(P3)

Kadosh (2010) – PDF

Improves visual reaction times Improves Signal-To-Noise Ratio and Performance, Visuo-Motor learning, Visual Perception

Occipital (O1, Oz, and or O2)

base of
neck or CZ

Anatal & Paulus (2008) – PDF

Reduced migraine pain, Headache Pain Management

Base of neck

Occipital
(O1 & O2)

Antal (2011) – PDF

Improved audio processing /Pitch Perception, Improved Performance

Temporal
(T3, T4)

RIGHT OR LEFT DELTOID

Ladeira, et. al., (2011) – PDF

Improved Motor Skills Recovery, Enhance Motor learning

IPSILESIONAL (C3)

Orbital
(Fp1 or Fp2)

Lindenberg et al.,
(2010) – PDF)

Pain reduction /possible increase in impulsiveness

Supra Orbital (FP1 or Fp2 depending on pain side)

Neck
(opposite side)

Mendonca (2011)

Accelerated
Learning – DARPA Montage

Right
Temple (F10)

Left
shoulder

Kruse (2008) DARPAD

Theta-tDCS Improved sleep

DLPC (F3
&F4)

Mastiod (P10 & P9)

Marshall, Kirov, et al  (2011)

Impulse
control in ADHD

Central PC (FZ)

Cheek

Tzu-Yu Hsu (2011)

tDCS and Language Function

Various.
See Study

Various.
See Study

Monti A, et al. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

 

The 10-20 International System of Electrode Placement

Electrode
Placement Maps