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BACKGROUND Recovery of motor function after stroke may depend on a balance of activity in the neural network involving the affected and the unaffected motor cortices. OBJECTIVE To assess whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can increase the training-induced recovery of motor functions. METHODS In an exploratory study, 14 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES : The use of noninvasive cortical electrical stimulation with weak currents has significantly increased in basic and clinical human studies. Initial, preliminary studies with this technique have shown encouraging results; however, the safety and tolerability of this method of brain stimulation have not been sufficiently explored yet. The purpose(More)
There remains a lack of solid evidence showing whether transcranial stimulation with weak alternating current (transcranial alternating current stimulation, tACS) can in fact induce significant neurophysiological effects. Previously, a study in which tACS was applied for 2 and 5min with current density=0.16-0.25A/m(2) was unable to show robust effects on(More)
Motor impairment following stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Despite advances in motor rehabilitation techniques, many adult stroke survivors never approach full functional recovery. Intriguingly, children exhibit better rehabilitation outcomes when compared to adults suffering from comparable brain injuries, yet the reasons for this remain(More)
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