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Can noninvasive brain stimulation enhance function in the ageing brain?

Vallence, A.M. and Goldsworthy, M.R. (2014) Can noninvasive brain stimulation enhance function in the ageing brain? Journal of Neurophysiology, 111 (1). pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Advancing age is associated with cognitive and motor performance deficits and a reduced capacity for plasticity. Zimerman and colleagues (Zimerman M, Nitsch M, Giraux P, Gerloff C, Cohen LG, Hummel FC. Ann Neurol 73: 10–15, 2013) have recently shown that noninvasive brain stimulation can enhance behavioral improvements following training on a motor sequence task in older adults. The work is of high clinical importance given the rapidly growing ageing population and the accompanying costs to health systems globally.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Physiological Society
Copyright: American Physiological Society
Notes: Accepted 30 August 2013
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27829
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