publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Non-synaptic after-effects of tDCS

Ardolino, G; Bossi, B; Barbieri, S; Priori, A;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2005 Journal: The Journal of Physiology, volume 568, pages 653-663 (issn: 0022-3751, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Although cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) decreases cortical excitability, the mechanisms underlying DC-induced changes remain largely unclear. In this study we investigated the effect of cathodal DC stimulation on spontaneous neural activity and on motor responses evoked by stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous system. We studied 17 healthy volunteers. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) of the motor area were used to study the effects of cathodal tDCS (1.5 mA, 10 min) on resting motor threshold and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) recorded from the contralateral first dorsal int...
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free text keywords: Physiology, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Cardiology, Transcranial direct-current stimulation, medicine.medical_treatment, Anesthesia, Electroencephalography, medicine.diagnostic_test, Compound muscle action potential, Ulnar nerve, Stimulation, Human brain, medicine.anatomical_structure, Anatomy, Transcranial magnetic stimulation, Chemistry, Peripheral nervous system, Integrative Physiology
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