High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) Verbal Learning

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2012 by The University of New South Wales
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The University of New South Wales
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01733576
First received: November 26, 2012
Last updated: June 14, 2013
Last verified: November 2012

November 26, 2012
June 14, 2013
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March 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Ray Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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High-definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) Verbal Learning
Enhancing Verbal Learning and Memory Using High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS)

This project will use a new form of non-invasive brain stimulation called high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) to facilitate verbal learning. This form of stimulation is similar to transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) but allows for more spatially focused stimulation. We hypothesise that HD-tDCS when applied to regions of the brain important for learning and memory will improve verbal learning and memory compared to sham HD-tDCS.

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Interventional
Phase 0
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Verbal Learning and Memory
Device: HD-tDCS
  • Sham Comparator: Sham HD-tDCS
    Intervention: Device: HD-tDCS
  • Active Comparator: Active HD-tDCS 1
    Intervention: Device: HD-tDCS
  • Active Comparator: Active HD-tDCS 2
    Intervention: Device: HD-tDCS
  • Active Comparator: Active HD-tDCS 3
    Intervention: Device: HD-tDCS
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
16
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March 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18 - 40 years
  • Right-handed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concurrent medication likely to affect mental performance
  • current history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence
  • any psychiatric or neurological disorder, recent head injury, or history of seizure or stroke.
Both
18 Years to 40 Years
Yes
Contact: Donel Martin, PhD 61 2 9382 9261 donel.martin@unsw.edu.au
Australia
 
NCT01733576
CB64
No
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The University of New South Wales
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The University of New South Wales
November 2012

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