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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Concussed Athletes or Healthy Controls
and you are
between 18 and 50
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Concussed athlethes have discrete decreased abilities in motor learning. Recent research could further show, that cortical plasticity, as measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is reduced. This is possibly due to an increased GABAergic activity, what have been found in concussed athletes by paired pulse protocols in TMS. GABAergic acitivty can be modulated by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a polar-specific manner: anodal tDCS was able to decrease GABA, whereas cathodal tDCS increased tDCS. Our study aimes to assess the influence of anodal tDCS on cortical plsticity in concussed athlethes. We hypothesize, that anodal tDCS is able to increase cortical plsticity in concussed athlethes.

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  • Behavioral: tDCS

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01593956. The sponsor of the trial is Charite University, Berlin, Germany and it is looking for 30 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Influence of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Cortical Plasticity in Concussed Athletes and Healthy Volunteers