Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18-35 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at San Francisco, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
Theodore Zanto, Ph.D.
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Theodore Zanto

Description

Summary

The goal is to replicate in-lab results from transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) with at-home tACS.

Details

Participants will be assessed in-lab on multitasking and sustained attention abilities. Participants will be sent home with a tACS device to be used at-home for five days while engaged in a multitasking paradigm that is different from the multitasking outcome measure used pre/post tACS. After the at-home stimulation is complete, participants return to UCSF for a final in-lab assessment of multitasking and sustained attention ability.

Keywords

Multitasking Behavior Transcranial alternating current stimulation Verum Stimulation

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-35

  • English speaking
  • Grade 12 or more education
  • Normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing
  • Ability to complete cognitive tasks
  • Ability to cooperate and comply with all study procedures
  • Ability to tolerate tACS

You CAN'T join if...

  • Neurological or psychiatric disorders
  • Family history of epilepsy
  • History of seizures
  • Prior head trauma
  • Pregnant
  • Implanted electronic devices (e.g., pacemaker)
  • IQ < 80
  • Taking psychotropic medication
  • Taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication
  • Substance abuse
  • Color blind
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus

Location

  • Sandler Neurosciences Center
    San Francisco California 94158 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Theodore Zanto, Ph.D.
    Ted's research revolves around 1) the characterization of neural networks and mechanisms underlying cognitive control, 2) understanding how these systems change with age and 3) exploring cognitive training and non-invasive brain stimulation approaches to remediate cognitive control declines.

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT04231825
Study Type
Interventional
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