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The effect of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation on attention network function in healthy volunteers

The effect of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation on attention network function in healthy volunteers
The effect of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation on attention network function in healthy volunteers
Objectives: The effect of acute transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cortical attention networks remains unclear. We examined the effect of 20 minutes of 2mA prefrontal dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) tDCS (bipolar balanced montage) on the efficiency of alerting, orienting and executive attention networks measured by the attention network test (ANT).

Materials and Methods: A between-subjects stratified randomised design compared active tDCS vs. sham tDCS on attention network function in healthy young adults.

Results: Executive attention was greater following active vs. sham stimulation (d= 0.76) in the absence of effects on alerting, orienting or global RT or error rates. Group differences were not moderated by state-mood.

Conclusion(s): 20 minutes of active 2mA tDCS over left DLPFC is associated with greater executive attention in healthy humans.
1094-7159
355-361
Miler, Joanna
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Miler, Joanna, Meron, Daniel, Baldwin, David and Garner, Matthew (2018) The effect of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation on attention network function in healthy volunteers. Neuromodulation, 21 (4), 355-361. (doi:10.1111/ner.12629).

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Abstract

Objectives: The effect of acute transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cortical attention networks remains unclear. We examined the effect of 20 minutes of 2mA prefrontal dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) tDCS (bipolar balanced montage) on the efficiency of alerting, orienting and executive attention networks measured by the attention network test (ANT).

Materials and Methods: A between-subjects stratified randomised design compared active tDCS vs. sham tDCS on attention network function in healthy young adults.

Results: Executive attention was greater following active vs. sham stimulation (d= 0.76) in the absence of effects on alerting, orienting or global RT or error rates. Group differences were not moderated by state-mood.

Conclusion(s): 20 minutes of active 2mA tDCS over left DLPFC is associated with greater executive attention in healthy humans.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 May 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 July 2017
Published date: June 2018

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412402
ISSN: 1094-7159
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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:36
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