The Effect of tDCS on Motor Performance and Cortical Excitability

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Hasselt University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Motor Performance
Cortical Excitability
tDCS

Treatments

Device: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (NeuroConn DC-stimulator)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01740843
MECU2012-004

Details and patient eligibility

About

In this study the effect of tDCS intensity on motor performance and corticospinal (CS) excitability is evaluated. The investigators expect that a positive relationship between current intensity and motor performance/CS excitability.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 85 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

- Healthy subjects

Exclusion criteria

  • Contraindications for tDCS/TMS
  • TMS measurements have to be possible

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

30 participants in 3 patient groups

Low intensity anodal tDCS
Active Comparator group
Description:
tDCS will be administered for 10 min at 1mA
Treatment:
Device: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (NeuroConn DC-stimulator)
High intensity anodal tDCS
Experimental group
Description:
tDCS will be administered for 10 min at 2.5mA
Treatment:
Device: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (NeuroConn DC-stimulator)
Sham tDCS
Sham Comparator group
Description:
Sham will be administered for 10 min at 0 mA
Treatment:
Device: transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (NeuroConn DC-stimulator)

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