Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150100930 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr John Semmler; A/Prof Michael Ridding; Prof Dr Ulf Ziemann

Brief description Ageing is associated with a pronounced decline in many motor, cognitive, and other brain functions, but the cause remains elusive. This project will examine the mechanisms that contribute to a decline in brain plasticity and motor function in the elderly. Using novel brain stimulation techniques, the project will develop an optimal approach to boost plasticity in the ageing brain and improve motor function. A better understanding of changes in brain function and plasticity with advancing age will help to optimise the design of preventative programs aimed at rejuvenating motor and cognitive function in the elderly.

Funding Amount 266300

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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