The effect of tACS at gamma frequency on working memory performance in patients affected by mild ...

Employer
Università di Genova
Location
Italy
Posted
September 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Here we propose to conduct a study that aims to set the basis for the potential use of tACS for cognitive rehabilitation in HD patients. In this project we will investigate the effect of γ-tACS on performance of tasks of increasing Working Memory (WM) load in a sample of 25 patients affected by mild to moderate HD and healthy controls and we will compare the effect to those of a placebo stimulation (sham tDCS).

Further, the objective of the present research project will also to explore, by means of high-density electroencephalography (hdEEG) (i) activity in the gamma frequency band (~30-120 Hz) across the cognitive network during tasks of increasing WM load in patients with HD and (ii) the potential plasticity of the cognitive network as a result of the intervention



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