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Title: The effect of 10Hz and 20Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation on the synchronization of bimanual finger tapping
Authors: Vreys, Stefaan
Van Den Bergh, Laura
Advisors: CUYPERS, Koen
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: UHasselt
Abstract: Background Different states of the brain, which have different functions in motor control, are related to different bands of rhythmic oscillating frequencies. It is hypothesized that transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) can entrain the rhythmic oscillations of the brain, and thereby influence motor control. Objectives The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of 10Hz and 20 Hz tACS on bimanual finger tapping in healthy adults. Methods 30 subjects participated in the investigation and underwent two interventions (10 Hz, 20 Hz) and one placebo (low frequency transcranial random noise stimulation (LF tRNS)). Electrodes were applied on the motor cortex. A bimanual tapping task was performed in IN-phase and ANTI-phase. The purpose of the tapping task was to tap as synchronously as possible with both hands. The tapping synchronization between left and right hand was measured. Results Participants scored significantly better during IN-phase then during ANTI-phase tapping. Tapping synchronization was significantly better during 20Hz tACS compared to 10Hz tACS and the placebo (LF tRNS) Conclusion 20 Hz tACS improves bimanual tapping synchronization compared to 10 Hz tACS and placebo (LF tRNS).
Notes: master in de revalidatiewetenschappen en de kinesitherapie-revalidatiewetenschappen en kinesitherapie bij inwendige aandoeningen
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22147
Category: T2
Type: Theses and Dissertations
Appears in Collections: Master theses

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