Motor Learning Improvement Remains 3 Months After a Multisession Anodal tDCS Intervention in an Aging Population

  title={Motor Learning Improvement Remains 3 Months After a Multisession Anodal tDCS Intervention in an Aging Population},
  author={Ga{\"e}lle Dumel and M Bourassa and Camille Charlebois-Plante and Martine Desjardins and Julien Doyon and Dave Saint-Amour and Louis De Beaumont},
  journal={Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience},
Healthy aging is associated with decline of motor function that can generate serious consequences on the quality of life and safety. Our studies aim to explore the 3-month effects of a 5-day multisession anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) protocol applied over the primary motor cortex (M1) during motor sequence learning in elderly. The present sham-controlled aging study investigated whether tDCS-induced motor improvements previously observed 1 day after the intervention… Expand
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