Investigating Accelerated Learning and Memory in Healthy Subjects Using a Face Name Memory Task
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03309072|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 13, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 16, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy Adults||Device: tDCS Device: sham tDCS||Not Applicable|
Associative memory refers to remembering the association between two items, such as a face and a name or a word in English and the same word in another language. It is not only important for learning, but it is also one of the first aspects of memory performance that is impacted by aging and by Alzheimer׳s disease. For decades, neuroscientists have investigated associative learning and memory and ways to accelerate and enhance associative learning and memory.
Transcranial Direct Current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive and painless electrical stimulation technique that has demonstrated to accelerate learning and improve memory in some studies. To investigate whether we can accelerate learning and improve associative memory using tDCS, we will compare the performance in a Face Name Associate memory task from 2 groups. The first group will get active tDCS during the study phase of the Face Name Memory task, whereas the second group will get sham tDCS during the study phase of the task.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: (1) active tDCS with Face Name associate memory task (2) sham tDCS with Face Name associate memory task|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Investigating Accelerated Learning and Memory in Healthy Subjects Using a Face Name Memory Task|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 27, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 12, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 9, 2023|
Experimental: active tDCS
active tDCS with Face Name associate Memory task
Sham Comparator: sham tDCS
sham tDCS with Face Name associate Memory task
Device: sham tDCS
- Associative Memory assessed by a Face Name Associate Memory experiment [ Time Frame: Associate Memory is assessed after a 10 minutes break following the study phase ]Changes in performance in the Face Name Associate memory task is compared between the 2 groups (1. Real tDCS+ Face Name Associate memory task & 2. Sham tDCS+ Face Name Associate memory task) to investigate the influence of tDCS on Associative Memory.
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|United States, Texas|
|The University of Texas of Dallas|
|Richardson, Texas, United States, 75080|
|Principal Investigator:||Sven Vanneste, PhD||The University of Texas at Dallas|