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Investigating the Cognitive and Electrophysiological Effects of Non-Invasive Transcranial Electrical Stimulation in Healthy Individuals and Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder

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posted on 10.12.2019, 04:06 by Oscar Ward Murphy
Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques have shown potential to improve cognition in healthy individuals and treat the cognitive impairments associated with various psychiatric and neurological illnesses, however effects tend to be highly variable. The current thesis found that a novel form of brain stimulation can induce more reliable improvements in cognitive performance in healthy individuals. This research also improved understanding regarding the neural underpinnings of cognitive impairment in depression, and informed the mechanisms through which brain stimulation alters cognition in this population.


Principal supervisor

Rebecca Anne Segrave

Additional supervisor 1

Kate Hoy

Additional supervisor 2

Dana Wong

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

Campus location



Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology

Degree Type