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Self-Rated Attentiveness Interacts with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Noise Stimulation in Reaction Time in a Go/No-Go Task.

Sikström, Sverker LU ; Jürgensen, Anna-Maria LU ; Safdarzadeh Haghighi, Maryam LU ; Månsson, Daniel; Smidelik, David and Habekost, Thomas (2016) In Neural Plasticity 2016.
Abstract
Previous research has found that stimulating inattentive people with auditory white noise induces enhancement in cognitive performance. This enhancement is believed to occur due to a statistical phenomenon called stochastic resonance, where noise increases the probability of a signal passing the firing threshold in the neural cells. Here we investigate whether people with low attentiveness benefit to a larger extent than attentive people from stimulation by auditory white noise and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The results show, for both auditory noise and tDCS stimulation, that the changes in performance relative to nonstimulation correlate with the degree of attentiveness in a Go/No-Go task, but not in a N-back task.... (More)
Previous research has found that stimulating inattentive people with auditory white noise induces enhancement in cognitive performance. This enhancement is believed to occur due to a statistical phenomenon called stochastic resonance, where noise increases the probability of a signal passing the firing threshold in the neural cells. Here we investigate whether people with low attentiveness benefit to a larger extent than attentive people from stimulation by auditory white noise and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The results show, for both auditory noise and tDCS stimulation, that the changes in performance relative to nonstimulation correlate with the degree of attentiveness in a Go/No-Go task, but not in a N-back task. These results suggest that the benefit of tDCS may interact with inattentiveness. (Less)
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  author       = {Sikström, Sverker and Jürgensen, Anna-Maria and Safdarzadeh Haghighi, Maryam and Månsson, Daniel and Smidelik, David and Habekost, Thomas},
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  series       = {Neural Plasticity},
  title        = {Self-Rated Attentiveness Interacts with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Noise Stimulation in Reaction Time in a Go/No-Go Task.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5302538},
  volume       = {2016},
  year         = {2016},
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