Modulating implicit task sequence learning and consolidation with prefrontal cortex transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

Savic, Branislav; Müri, René; Meier, Beat (23 June 2016). Modulating implicit task sequence learning and consolidation with prefrontal cortex transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (Unpublished). In: 5th Implicit Learning Seminar (ILS-5). Lancaster University, UK. 23.06.-25.06.2016.

The purpose of this study was to influence implicit task sequence learning with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Previous results showed that patients with dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) lesions do not show implicit task sequence learning. Therefore, tDCS above the DLPFC was combined with a task sequence learning paradigm (TSL). To test the impact of tDCS on consolidation, learning was assessed again after 24 hours. In Experiment 1, tDCS was applied before the start of the TSL. In Experiment 2, it was applied during the TSL. The results of both experiments showed that sequence learning and consolidation were present but not modulated by tDCS. In conclusion, a single session of DLPFC tDCS does not seem to significantly modulate implicit task sequence learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
UniBE Contributor: Savic, Branislav; Müri, René Martin and Meier, Beat
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Language: English
Submitter: Branislav Savic
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 10:40
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/85324

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