Hercílio Silva Jr.

Hercílio Silva Jr.
Ph.D. Student
Cognition Team

Hercílio Silva Jr’s research interests are focused on behavioral and neurophysiological alterations caused by neurologic (stroke, TBI, neurodevelopmental disorders) and psychiatric (depression, anxiety, etc.) conditions and on the use of non-invasive brain stimulation as an approach for neurorehabilitation. He is currently investigating the effects of transcranial electric stimulation on depressive symptoms and neurophysiological biomarkers of adults who experienced childhood adversity.

Supervised in WJCR by: Sandra Carvalho

Main 5 publications

da Silva Júnior, H., & Alcanfôr, M. (2023). tDCS as an adjunct tool for enchance cognitive, language and motor skills of a child with corpus callosum dysgenesis – case report. Brain Stimulation, 16, 378 – 378. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2023.01.750.
da Silva Júnior, H., & Alcanfôr, M. (2023). Using DTI tractography to guide tDCS interventions in a complex acquired brain Injury neurorehabilitation protocol – a case report. Brain Stimulation, 16, 376 – 377. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2023.01.745
da Silva Júnior, H., & Schewinsky, S. (2021). Effects of transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) in a patient with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) post diffuse axonal injury: a case report. Brain Stimulation, 14, 1670 – 1670. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2021.10.259
da Silva Júnior, H., & Ferreira, S. (2019). Twice-daily 2mA 20-Minutes tDCS helps in the remission of suicidal ideation in adult patients with major depression. Brain Stimulation, 12, 392 – 392. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2018.12.257
da Silva Júnior, H., Fernandes, M. R., & Souza, A. M. C.(2019). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves depressive symptoms and quality of life of poststroke patients—prospective case series study. Jounral of Central Nervous System Disease, 11. doi: 10.1177/1179573519871304