Non-synaptic mechanisms underlie the after-effects of cathodal transcutaneous direct current stimulation of the human brain.

@article{Ardolino2005NonsynapticMU,
  title={Non-synaptic mechanisms underlie the after-effects of cathodal transcutaneous direct current stimulation of the human brain.},
  author={Gianluca Ardolino and Barbara Bossi and Sergio Barbieri and Alberto Priori},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={568 Pt 2},
  pages={653-63}
}
Although cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) decreases cortical excitability, the mechanisms underlying DC-induced changes remain largely unclear. In this study we investigated the effect of cathodal DC stimulation on spontaneous neural activity and on motor responses evoked by stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous system. We studied 17 healthy volunteers. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) of the motor area were… CONTINUE READING
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