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Title: The effect of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on multi-limb coordination performance
Authors: LEENUS, Daphnie
CUYPERS, Koen
Vanvlijmen, Daan
MEESEN, Raf
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Neuroscience, 290, p. 11-17
Abstract: Motor coordination is the combination of body movements performed in a well-planned and controlled manner based upon motor commands from the brain. Several interventions have been in practice to improve motor control. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is getting a lot of attention these days for its effect in improving motor functions. Studies focusing on the ability of tDCS to improve motor control, inhibition and coordination are sparse. Therefore, the influence of tDCS stimulation at the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) on motor control and coordination was investigated, in a sham-controlled double-blinded pseudo-randomized design, with a multi-limb coordination task in healthy young subjects. Number of errors and reaction time were used as outcome parameters. Our findings showed that, anodal tDCS reduced the number of errors only in the heterolateral coordination condition, however there was no change in reaction time. No changes were found for the homolateral and three-limb coordination condition.
Notes: *Correspondence to R. L. J. Meesen, REVAL Rehabilitation Research Centre, Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED), Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Building A, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Tel: +32-11-29-21-24; fax: +32-11-26-93-29. E-mail address: raf.meesen@uhasselt.be (R. L. J. Meesen).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18212
Link to publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25617655
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.12.053
ISI #: 000350979300002
ISSN: 0306-4522
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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