How Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Can Modulate Implicit Motor Sequence Learning and Consolidation: A Brief Review

Savic, Branislav; Meier, Beat (2016). How Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Can Modulate Implicit Motor Sequence Learning and Consolidation: A Brief Review. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10(26), pp. 1-8. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00026

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The purpose of this review is to investigate how transcranial direct current stimulation(tDCS)can modulate implicit motor sequence learning and consolidation. So far, most of the studies have focused on the modulating effect of tDCS for explicit motor learning. Here, we focus explicitly on implicit motor sequence learning and consolidation in order to improve our understanding about the potential of tDCS to affect this kind of unconscious learning. Specifically, we concentrate on studies with the serial reaction time task (SRTT), the classical paradigm for measuring implicit motor sequence learning. The influence of tDCS has been investigated for the primary motor cortex, the premotor cortex, the prefrontal cortex, and the cerebellum. The results indicate that tDCS above the primary motor cortex gives raise to the most consistent modulating effects for both implicit motor sequence learning and consolidation.

Item Type: Journal Article (Review Article)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
UniBE Contributor: Savic, Branislav and Meier, Beat
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
ISSN: 1662-5161
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Language: English
Submitter: Branislav Savic
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 14:09
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 14:09
Publisher DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00026
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.78433
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/78433

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