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Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to the Cerebellum on Cognition

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740701
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : August 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Functional neuroimaging studies have shown that the cerebellum is active during cognitive performance. The investigators hypothesize that stimulation of the cerebellum with transcranial magnetic stimulation will produce brief changes in performance of the task, suggesting that cerebellar activation is necessary for normal cognitive function.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cognitive Performance Device: Cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 188 participants
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: fMRI and TMS Analysis of Cerebellar Cognitive Function
Study Start Date : April 2000
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2017
Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Device: Cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation
    single pulse TMS or repetitive TMS at 1 Hz frequency

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Behavioral performance (accuracy, or rate of conditioned responses) [ Time Frame: during computerized task performance (2 hours) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reaction time [ Time Frame: during performance of computerized task (2 hours) ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 19-30 years of age
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of seizure or a family history of epilepsy
  • History of stroke
  • Presence of metal anywhere in the head except the mouth
  • Presence of cardiac pacemakers
  • Presence of cochlear implants
  • Presence of implanted medication pump
  • History of heart disease
  • Presence of intracardiac lines
  • Increased intracranial pressure, such as after infarctions or trauma
  • Children, or outside of age range
  • Pregnancy
  • Currently taking tricyclic anti-depressants or neuroleptic medication
  • History of head trauma
  • History of respiratory disease
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00740701

United States, Maryland
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Sponsors and Collaborators
John E. Desmond
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Principal Investigator: John E Desmond, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
More Information

Responsible Party: John E. Desmond, Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740701     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: G000078
R01MH060234 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01AG021501 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

Keywords provided by John E. Desmond, Johns Hopkins University:
verbal working memory
classical conditioning
classical eyeblink conditioning
Healthy subjects