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Alcohol addiction is a difficult condition to treat. Tess den Uyl investigates a new treatment that combines brain stimulation with cognitive training. She uses a specific form of computer training called cognitive bias modification. This involves showing patients images of alcoholic beverages and having push away the pictures with a joystick, which retrains automatic inclinations to alcohol. This training is combined with a brain stimulation technique that has previously been found to reduce craving for different substances.

Event details of Treating alcohol addiction through brain stimulation and cognitive training
Date 10 February 2017
Time 11:00 -12:00
Location Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk
Room Location

T.E. den Uyl: Stimulating the Addicted Brain. The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Cognitive Bias Modification in Alcohol Users.


Prof. R.W.H.J. Wier


Dr T.E. Gladwin (Ministerie van Defensie)

Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk

Room Location

Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.