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The Effect of dual-tasking on motor cortex activity

CORP, DANIEL THOMAS 2016, The Effect of dual-tasking on motor cortex activity, PhD. thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title The Effect of dual-tasking on motor cortex activity
Author CORP, DANIEL THOMAS
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name PhD.
Thesis advisor Rogers, Mark A.
Tooley Gregory
Date submitted 2016
Keyword(s) Dual tasking
Neuropsychology
Neural Networks
Psychology
Brain activity
Summary This thesis demonstrated that when participants performed two tasks concurrently, the activity of inhibitory neurons in the brain was increased in younger adults, yet decreased in older adults. In addition, our results indicated that dual-task performance in older adults may depend on the activation of prefrontal to motor cortex pathways.
Language eng
Field of Research 170101 - Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) 50%
170205 - Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks 50%
Socio Economic Objective 920111 - Nervous System and Disorders 100%
Description of original xvi, 223 pages : tables, figures, some coloured
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Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088942

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