The effects of transcranial stimulation on enhanced physiological tremor: a pilot study

Pauline Axford, Heba Lakany, Bernard Conway

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Abstract

Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (+ tDCS) and 5Hz anodal transcranial sinusoidal stimulation (+tSS) were applied to the motor cortex of one subject who displayed enhanced physiological tremor (EPT). The effects of the interventions on the subject’s tremor were evaluated using intermuscular coherence (IMC). Direct current stimulation enhanced the tremor and 5Hz sinusoidal stimulation reduced it. The inhibitory effect of the tSS was also shown to be dependent on the current intensity. This short pilot study suggests that transcranial stimulation to the motor cortex can alter tremor in EPT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Subtitle of host publicationPGBIOMED 2011
EditorsAbeer Syed, Christopher Hamilton
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Pages31
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2011
EventThe 6th UK and RI Postgraduate Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Aug 201116 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 6th UK and RI Postgraduate Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period14/08/1116/08/11

Keywords

  • transcranial direct current stimulation
  • enhanced physiological tremor
  • transcranial stimulation

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