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Title: Modulation of training by single-session transcranial direct current stimulation to the intact motor cortex enhances motor skill acquisition of the paretic hand
Authors: Zimerman, Máximo ×
Heise, Kirstin
Hoppe, Julia
Cohen, Leonardo G
Gerloff, Christian
Hummel, Friedhelm C #
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Series Title: Stroke vol:43 issue:8 pages:2185-91
Article number: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.645382
Abstract: Mechanisms of skill learning are paramount components for stroke recovery. Recent noninvasive brain stimulation studies demonstrated that decreasing activity in the contralesional motor cortex might be beneficial, providing transient functional improvements after stroke. The more crucial question, however, is whether this intervention can also enhance the acquisition of complex motor tasks, yielding longer-lasting functional improvements. In the present study, we tested the capacity of cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applied over the contralesional motor cortex during training to enhance the acquisition and retention of complex sequential finger movements of the paretic hand.
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ISSN: 0039-2499
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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× corresponding author
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