The thesis explores the mechanistic pathways of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in modulating a cerebellar dependent adaptation task. tDCS is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that modulates neuronal excitability and shows promise in the treatment of several neurological and psychiatric disorders. The modulatory role of tDCS opens a new door for its therapeutic usage in cerebellar patients.

Ultimately, the experiments presented in this thesis have gathered multilevel information of tDCS on cerebellar network and helped to integrate cross species knowledge in order to utilize this technique optimally in the field of motor rehabilitation.

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Keywords transcranial direct current stimulation (DCS), Eye movements, Cerebellum, Plasticity, Neuromodulation, Long-term potentiation, Long-term depression, Vestibulo-ocular reflex
Promotor M.A. Frens (Maarten) , P.J. Holland (Peter)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6299-765-3
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Das, S. (2017, November 22). The mechanistic pathways of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in cerebellar adaptation. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from