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Conner’s CPT measures attention related performances in adult and children using EEG recordings. This study showed changes in cognitive performance induced by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The objective of this study is to prove, if tDCS stimulation compared to sham can improve Conner’s CPT performance by increasing excitability of the visual cortex through anodal stimulation of the occipital lobe. After analyzing the result, we found lower alpha, beta and gamma mean values in sham session and a decrease in theta activity during actual tDCS stimulation session resulting in greater excitability in the visual cortex and improvement of attentional performance. Besides there were no changes in latency data between the two sessions based on stimulation type from baseline EEG to sham, and from sham to tDCS stimulation. By utilizing the result, we will be able to apply tDCS stimulation for children with ADHD to improve their performance.
Grand Forks, ND
Bristy, Shakila Parvin, "Effect of tDCS Stimulation on Conner’s CPT Performance of Young Adult" (2023). Graduate Research Achievement Day Posters. 1.
Awarded for quality in the "Professional, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts" category at the 2023 UND Graduate Research Achievement Day.