Cognitive impairment is a common feature in Parkinson's disease (PD) and is an important predictor of quality of life. Past studies showed that some aspects of cognition, such as working memory, can be enhanced following dopaminergic therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The aim of our study was to investigate whether another form of noninvasive brain stimulation, anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which increases cortical excitability, is associated with a change in a working memory task performance in PD patients.

Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on working memory in patients with Parkinson's disease / P. S. Boggio, R. Ferrucci, S. P. Rigonatti, P. Covre, M. Nitsche, A. Pascual-Leone, F. Fregni. - In: JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0022-510X. - 249:1(2006 Nov 01), pp. 31-38. [10.1016/j.jns.2006.05.062]

Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on working memory in patients with Parkinson's disease

R. Ferrucci
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2006

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Cognitive impairment is a common feature in Parkinson's disease (PD) and is an important predictor of quality of life. Past studies showed that some aspects of cognition, such as working memory, can be enhanced following dopaminergic therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The aim of our study was to investigate whether another form of noninvasive brain stimulation, anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which increases cortical excitability, is associated with a change in a working memory task performance in PD patients.
Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation; Brain polarization; Brain stimulation; Parkinson's disease; tDCS; Working memory
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1-nov-2006
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