The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Cognitive Performance in Healthy Adults

The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Cognitive Performance in Healthy Adults


Summary

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to impact function on a range of thinking and learning tasks. We want to learn more about how tDCS can influence performance on these tasks.


Researcher(s)

Deryk Beal, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, CCC-SLP


Participate in this study

Are you a healthy adult between the ages of 18-35? Participate in a research study about the effects transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on memory.


Who can participate

Adults ages 18-35 years are eligible to take part, if they:

  • Are right handed,
  • Have not received a diagnosis of a learning disability, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental disorder, psychiatric disorder, brain injury, and/or any neurological condition, and
  • Meet certain safety criteria.

A total of 30 participants are desired to partake in the study.


What's Involved

Two visits to Holland Bloorview (2-3 hours at session 1, 1-2 hours at session 2) separated by one week, for participating in tDCS and doing a computer task. You will need to share some medical information and complete some questionnaires.


Deadline

January 10th, 2019.


Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating or have additional questions, please contact us. Contacting us does not obligate you to participate.

    Email: mdebiasio@hollandbloorview.ca
    Phone: 416 425 6220 ext. 6491


Funding Agency

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

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