In this thesis, the effect of non-invasive neurostimulation on motor and cognitive performance was investigated, taking an implicit-explicit notion into account. Results were mixed, varying from positive effects in small samples to no effect at all.

Cerebellar stimulation studies investigating motor and cognitive learning show inconsistent effects and have replication difficulties. Therefore we conclude that cerebellar stimulation research in its current state is unable to modulate cognitive functions in a robust manner.

tDCS, neuromodulation, neurostimulation, cognition, cerebellum
M.A. Frens (Maarten) , J.N. van der Geest (Jos)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/238214 - Cerebellar-Cortical Control: Cells, Circuits, Computation, and Clinic (C7)
Department of Neuroscience

Verhage, M.C. (2018, January 24). Neuromodulation of the Cognitive Cerebellum. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from