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Can noninvasive brain stimulation enhance function in the ageing brain?

Vallence, A.M.ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-6366 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.

Item 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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