The dissertation consists of three parts. The first part is a systematic review of the literature regarding transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and its effects on lower extremity motor behaviors and corticospinal excitability of the lower extremity representation of the motor cortex in healthy subjects. The second part investigates how different electrode montages and electrode conductance mediums affect corticospinal excitability of the tibialis anterior (TA) representation of the motor cortex in healthy subjects. The third part studies how different electrode montage and electrode conductance medium combinations affect ankle tracking accuracy in healthy subjects regarding the dominant lower extremity.
|Advisor:||Lairamore, Chad L.|
|Commitee:||Fletcher, James P., Garrison, Mark K., Mennemeier, Mark S., Rainey, Jacqueline L.|
|School:||University of Central Arkansas|
|School Location:||United States -- Arkansas|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Neurosciences, Physical therapy|
|Keywords:||Corticospinal, Extremity, Leg, Lower, Transcranial, tDCS|
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