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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated

Titles & IDs
Public title
The Effect of Timing of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Enhancing Learning During Cognitive Training
Scientific title
The Effect of Timing of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Enhancing Learning During Cognitive Training
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
HREC 11064
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
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Condition category
Condition code

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Devices - Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

Experimental: Timing of tDCS -

Experimental: Alternative timing of tDCS -

Treatment: Devices: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Eldith Direct Current Stimulator (NeuroConn GmbH, Germany)

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Treatment: Devices
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Change in performance across each condition. - D prime, number of correct responses, and number of errors.
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Over 2 days, with each condition conducted 1 month apart.

Key inclusion criteria
- Participants will be healthy right-handed subjects aged 18 to 40 years.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
40 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Concurrent medication likely to affect mental performance,

- Current history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence,

- Any psychiatric or neurological disorder,

- Recent head injury, or history of seizure or stroke.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Basic Science
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
School of Psychiatry - Sydney
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
- Sydney

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
The University of New South Wales

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
This project will investigate a novel strategy for enhancing cognitive training (CT).
Specifically, the investigators aim to combine a non-invasive form of brain stimulation
(tDCS) with CT. This study will examine the optimal time interval - whether tDCS should be
administered either before or during CT.
Trial website
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Principal investigator
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Contact person for public queries
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Summary results
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