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Chrysikou, E. G., Hamilton, R. H., Coslett, H. B., Datta, A., Bikson, M., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2013). Non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation over the left prefrontal cortex facilitates cognitive flexibility in tool use. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4, 81-89.
Read about this study in:
Gopnik, Alison (2013, April 5).
For innovation, dodge the prefrontal police. The Wall Street Journal.

Wood, Sam (2013, April 2). Brain hacking: Electrifying your creative side. The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Abrams, Lindsay (2013, March 18). Study: Sending electricity through our brains makes us more creative. The Atlantic. (

See also:
Dr. Chrysikou on Google Science Fair 2013
Google Hangout on Air

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Check out Dr. Chrysikou's article in
Scientific American Mind! (July/August 2012)
The article has been included in the Scientific American Mind
Special Collector’s Edition The Mad Science of Creativity,Winter 2014, pp. 86-93.

Casasanto, D. & Chrysikou, E.G. (2011). When Left is "Right": Motor fluency shapes abstract concepts. Psychological Science, 22, 419-422.
Read about this study in: The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Science Daily, Gerhirn und Geist, Men's Health, or New Scientist.