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Neural Correlates of Repeated tDCS

2016-12-19 20:38:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Healthy ageing and pathological ageing in the context of a neurodegenerative disease are both associated with changes in brain network integrity. Episodic memory is especially affected in Alzheimer's disease, but is also decreased in healthy ageing. Consequently, the memory-relevant brain networks are especially altered. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has previously been implemented in different clinical- and non-clinical settings and has shown to beneficially influence network connectivity. The neural correlates of single-session tDCS have been investigated, however, the neural effects of repeated tDCS remain unknown. Furthermore, knowledge about the (long-term) neural mechanisms of repeated tDCS can give valuable insights and possibly pave the ground for exploring tDCS as a treatment option in future studies.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Conditions

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Intervention

active tDCS, sham tDCS

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Maastricht University Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-12-19T20:38:22-0500

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