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Modulation of Motor Function by Stimulation of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System

Join the Brain and Motor Function Research Study

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) need healthy volunteers for an outpatient research study. The purpose of this study is to understand more about how the brain controls motor function. Volunteers may receive brain, skin, and nerve stimulation.

About the study

  • You may be scheduled for between 1-20 sessions.
  • Sessions will be of various durations, lasting up to 8 hours each.
  • You may receive brain, skin, and nerve stimulation.
  • You may perform tests of hand movement, behavior, and learning (Some tests may be done during an MRI scan of the brain).
  • Compensation is provided.
  • There is no cost for research related procedures or participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you:

  • Are 18 years old and older.
  • Have no history of seizures.
  • Are not taking antidepressants, prescription stimulants, or other medications that affect the brain.

Location: NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital, in Bethesda, Maryland. Accessible on the Metro red line (Medical Center).

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
Call for initial phone screening 1-800-411-1222
Research Study: 07-N-0122
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This page last updated on 02/25/2020

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