21 Jun 2016

Participants sought: Brain stimulation to improve cognitive performance

tDCS demonstration at MAPrc. Photo: Monash University
Participants aged 18 to 35 years or 56 to 80 years are sought for a research project using brain stimulation to enhance cognitive performance and neural plasticity.

Participation will involve completing computerised cognitive tasks both before and after administration of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). tDCS is a safe, painless and non-invasive means of stimulating nerve cells in the brain. Changes in brain activity before and after tDCS will be measured through the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG).

The research is conducted at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. Participants are required to attend for two sessions (approx. 3 hours each), spaced at least one week apart. Reimbursement will be provided for time and travel costs.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Melanie Emonson (melanie.emonson@monash.edu or (03) 9076 9823.
Department: Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
Web: www.maprc.org.au/brain-stimulation-investigative-studieswww.maprc.org.au/brain-stimulation-investigative-studies
Ethics Committee Project Number: 250/14

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