Can Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation be used to treat apathy in Huntington’s Disease?

I am comparing different ways of using tACS to find the most effective way of changing brain activity and altering performance on a motivation task.

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Marie-Claire Davis
Clinical Neuropsychologist PhD Candidate
Monash University


Why is non-invasive brain stimulation for apathy important in Huntington’s Disease?

There are currently no effective treatments for apathy (loss of motivation) caused by HD. I am conducting this study to find out whether transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), a gentle non-invasive brain stimulation technique, can alter brain activity in a way that may be used to increase motivation in people with Huntington’s disease (HD).

How am I investigating non-invasive brain stimulation for apathy in HD?

I am comparing different ways of using tACS to find the most effective way of changing brain activity and altering performance on a motivation task.

What will we learn from this research?

If we can find an effective way of using tACS to alter brain activity and performance, then this may help in the development of clinical interventions for apathy in HD.

For further information about the study including eligibility and participation requirements please contact Marie-Claire Davis:

Email: marie-claire.davis@monash.edu
Phone: 0435 940 161
Address: Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH), Epworth Clinic, 888 Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC 3124


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