Modulating memory performance in healthy subjects with Trancranial Direct Current Stimulation over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

Giuseppa Renata Mangano, Massimiliano Oliveri, Lisa Cipolotti, Daniela Smirni, Patrizia Turriziani, Giuseppa Renata Mangano, Daniela Smirni, Patrizia Turriziani, Lisa Cipolotti, Massimiliano Oliveri

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Abstract

ObjectiveThe role of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC) in recognition memory has been well documented in lesion, neuroimaging and repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) studies. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) over the left and the right DLPFC during the delay interval of a non-verbal recognition memory task.Method36 right-handed young healthy subjects participated in the study. The experimental task was an Italian version of Recognition Memory Test for unknown faces. Study included two experiments: in a first experiment, each subject underwent one session of sham tDCS and one session of left or right cathodal tDCS; in a second experiment each subject underwent one session of sham tDCS and one session of left or right anodal tDCS.ResultsCathodal tDCS over the right DLPFC significantly improved non verbal recognition memory performance, while cathodal tDCS over the left DLPFC had no effect. Anodal tDCS of both the left and right DLPFC did not modify non verbal recognition memory performance.ConclusionComplementing the majority of previous studies, reporting long term memory facilitations following left prefrontal anodal tDCS, the present findings show that cathodal tDCS of the right DLPFC can also improve recognition memory in healthy subjects.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine11
RivistaPLoS One
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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