Clinical Trial

Noninvasive VNS to Facilitate Excitability in Motor Cortex

Study Description

Noninvasive VNS to Facilitate Excitability in Motor Cortex

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) positively influences motor rehabilitation in stroke recovery. Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) has shown effects on cortical plasticity. We investigate whether combination of TMS and taVNS is more effective at motor cortex excitability than either modality alone.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

transcranial magnetic stimulation delivers magnetic pulses to the brain through the scalp/skull

Device - transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS)

non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation delivers electricity to the ear

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Combining Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Enhance Cortical Excitability

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04130646

ParticipAid ID

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