Individualised non-invasive brain stimulation to assist motor recovery after stroke [HEALTHY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED]
HEALTHY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
We are conducting research that examines whether it is possible to improve coordination of arm muscles using non-invasive brain stimulation.
What does the study involve?
2 x 2 hr experimental sessions at the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory, 731.134 Tamaki Campus. Sessions separated by at least 5 days.
In this study you will be asked to:
- Complete questionnaires that will ensure you can safely participate in the procedures
- Complete a questionnaire that will be used to determine your handedness
- Undergo transcranial magneticbrain stimulation with a special device that induces a very weak stimulating current in the neural tissue in the part of the brain associated with movement. This is noninvasive and painless.
- Undergo brief electrical stimulation over nerves in your arm using a weak current and short duration pulse that may cause some mild, short lasting discomfort but has no after effects.
- Receive up to 20 minutes of brain polarisation from a device that delivers a weak current to the neural tissues in the motor area of the brain controlling your arm movement. This is noninvasive and painless.
FilesParticipant Information Sheet 2013_010457_Healthy
Healthy volunteers included