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Does single-session anodal tDCS over frontoparietal network affect motor sequence learning?

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posted on 17.05.2017, 04:17 by FAHIMEH HASHEMIRAD
Application of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) has been extensively used as a novel technique to enhance motor sequence learning tasks. Therefore, the primary aim of this thesis was to determine the effects of single-session a-tDCS over superficial sites of the frontoparietal network (FPN) on a sequential visual isometric pinch task (SVIPT) using the dominant hand. The secondary aim was then to examine transfer of learning into the untrained hand. Even though the results indicated no significant differences between sham and a-tDCS groups, we found that temporal and spatial processing in SVIPT was differentially affected by a-tDCS groups.


Principal supervisor

Shapour Jaberzadeh

Additional supervisor 1

Paul B Fitzgerald

Additional supervisor 2

Maryam Zoghi

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences