publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Counteracting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis with Right Parietal Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Katrin Hanken; Katrin Hanken; Mona Bosse; Kim Möhrke; Paul Eling; Andreas Kastrup; Andrea Antal; Helmut Hildebrandt; Helmut Hildebrandt;
  • Published: 21 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appears to correlate with vigilance decrement as reflected in an increase in reaction time (RT) and errors with prolonged time-on-task. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the right parietal or frontal cortex counteracts fatigue-associated vigilance decrement and subjective fatigue. METHODS: In study I, a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study, anodal tDCS (1.5 mA) was delivered to the right parietal cortex or the right frontal cortex of 52 healthy participants during the first 20 min of a 40-min lasting visual vig...
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free text keywords: Psychology, Medicine and health, multiple sclerosis, vigilance decrement, subjective fatigue, anodal tDCS; right parietal cortex, right frontal cortex, Neuroscience, multiple sclerosis, vigilance decrement, subjective fatigue, anodal tDCS, right parietal cortex, right frontal cortex, Original Research, Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429, Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Transcranial direct-current stimulation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Frontal cortex, Stimulation, Cognition, Vigilance (psychology), media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, medicine.disease, Posterior parietal cortex, business.industry, business
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