Facilitation of Implicit Motor Learning by Weak Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Primary Motor Cortex in the Human

@article{Nitsche2003FacilitationOI,
  title={Facilitation of Implicit Motor Learning by Weak Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Primary Motor Cortex in the Human},
  author={Michael A. Nitsche and Astrid Schauenburg and Nicolas Lang and David Liebetanz and Cornelia Exner and Walter Paulus and Frithjof Tergau},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={619-626}
}
Transcranially applied weak direct currents are capable of modulating motor cortical excitability in the human. Anodal stimulation enhances excitability, cathodal stimulation diminishes it. Cortical excitability changes accompany motor learning. Here we show that weak direct currents are capable of improving implicit motor learning in the human. During performance of a serial reaction time task, the primary motor cortex, premotor, or prefrontal cortices were stimulated contralaterally to the… CONTINUE READING
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