Journal article

Anodal tDCS over the Motor Cortex on Prepared and Unprepared Responses in Young Adults

Alexander C Conley, Jodie Marquez, Mark W Parsons, W Ross Fulham, Andrew Heathcote, Frini Karayanidis

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) has been proposed as a possible therapeutic rehabilitation technique for motor impairment. However, despite extensive investigation into the effects of anodal tDCS on motor output, there is little information on how anodal tDCS affects response processes. In this study, we used a cued go/nogo task with both directional and non-directional cues to assess the effects of anodal tDCS over the dominant (left) primary motor cortex on prepared and unprepared motor responses. Three experiments explored whether the effectiveness of tDCS varied with timing between stimulation and test. Healthy, right-handed young ..

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