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Moderating feelings of regret with transcranial direct current stimulation


This study investigates whether the use of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) can reduce the experience of decision-induced regret. In this study, participants undergo a previously used gambling task and are asked to rate their happiness with attained and unattained outcomes. Attained outcomes that are better than unattained outcomes will induce a sense of relief. Attained outcomes that are worse than unattained outcomes will induce a sense of regret. During this task, half the participants will receive tDCS and the other half will receive sham stimulation. The specific aim of this project is to evaluate whether the application of inhibitory cathodal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation results in a reduced experience of decision-related regret and/or relief, in comparison with participants who receive sham stimulation.


Silverman, Hannah, "Moderating feelings of regret with transcranial direct current stimulation" (2015). Summer Research Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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