Treatment for taVNS

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
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All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

Learning and Ear Stimulation

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Eligible Conditions

  • taVNS
  • Learning

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 4 primary outcomes in patients with taVNS. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline to Active Stimulation (10-80 minutes apart) and Baseline to Recovery (90 minutes apart).

Baseline to Active Stimulation (10-80 minutes apart) and Baseline to Recovery (90 minutes apart)
Change in Heart Rate
Change in Skin Conductance Levels
Pupillometry (Pupil Response)
Measured at 20-30, 50-60, and 80-90 minutes during stimulation
Change in P300 Amplitude

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Groups


This trial requires 45 total participants across 1 different treatment groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: measured at 20-30, 50-60, and 80-90 minutes during stimulation
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly measured at 20-30, 50-60, and 80-90 minutes during stimulation for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
D. T.
Danielle Taylor, MD PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Closest Location

Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
English speaking
Non-treatment-seeking community members who do not have a mental health diagnosis and individuals seeking treatment for an anxiety, mood, trauma-related, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Treatment and non-treatment-seeking community members with anxiety, mood, trauma-related, or obsessive-compulsive disorder or symptoms.

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for learning?

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A range of methods are used to treat learning disorders; of these, the most common is one-size-fits-all treatment, such as behavioral therapy or tutoring to compensate for learning loss. Other approaches are based on a single-modality (e.g., speech therapy for a language disorder), which is more effective at improving treatment outcomes. A systematic approach to learning interventions is needed to ensure effective treatment for learners in all settings.

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What are the signs of learning?

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A child that does not speak when they meet a stranger is a sign of [social anxiety]( If they do not respond when spoken to after a brief period is a sign of anxiety about talking to people they do not know. A child who walks without care when they meet new people is a sign that they are afraid to be around people and an unwillingness to be around people they do not know. A child who walks slower than usual as they walk is a sign of motor control anxiety. A child who becomes anxious about eating as they walk into a room may be showing a sign of anxiety about eating. A child who is unable to put a hand up to their mouth when asking someone to hand-feed them is a sign of communication problems.

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How many people get learning a year in the United States?

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Only 25.4 million students are currently in schools or are attending school in the United States, compared with approximately 30 million students who are not in school during at least 1 year of each school year. Although it seems that attendance at schools was higher in the past than it is currently, the fact that children still come to school only at an average of 25.4 million children indicates the need to educate children in schools more effectively. If the current trend continues, then the probability of childhood obesity in the United States will continue to rise. The most serious medical issue is that of obesity. While many children are eating less and doing less physical activity, they are not exercising as much as they should be.

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What is learning?

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The concept of memory is defined as the process enabling us to encode new information into long-term memory. There are several types of memory but one that is most commonly explored in the science classroom is implicit memory.

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What causes learning?

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The main underlying causes of learning in the brain and the brain pathways through which these causes act await clarification. One of the major challenges is elucidating the connections between the activity-dependent changes in the brain and the behavior of learning at this level.

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Can learning be cured?

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Learning cannot be cured, because people are learning all their lives. We need to focus our efforts on helping learners to be able to use knowledge to take control of their lives instead of being controlled by it.

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What are the latest developments in treatment for therapeutic use?

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The treatment of inflammatory eye disease and uveitis in systemic autoimmune diseases has evolved tremendously in the last decade. There have been a number of significant advances that may serve as a blueprint for the future.

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Is treatment safe for people?

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Results from a recent clinical trial confirms that the medication is generally well tolerated and should continue as a treatment option for people who have had a minor head injury. The findings also support the continuation of this study as a follow-up project, where people are invited to revisit the data for 4 years at 12 and 24 months.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating learning?

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There is little evidence to substantiate the claims that learning can be enhanced or that it is harmed by certain types of therapy. However, some therapies are recommended or used in therapy of learning to treat a particular disorder or condition. There is also evidence from medical research that [cognitive behavioral therapy and medication (see medication section below)] can help with treating certain learning to treat certain conditions or conditions. It takes an individual's progress to determine when therapies for learning are useful for a patient. So while there are treatments that work for curing some learning, you may never receive the benefits of any of the treatments for learning. The treatments included for cognitive skills learning disorders are: medication, behavioral therapy, and surgery.

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Does treatment improve quality of life for those with learning?

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We found no statistical evidence that the treatment of patients with learning delay and a high cognitive ability improves their quality of life. Patients with a learning delay and a more severe cognitive ability (mean IQ=94) had a relatively low quality of life, and the quality of life also was not improved by treatment.

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What is the latest research for learning?

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The studies on cognitive neuroscience suggest a strong causal connection from studying to learning. Yet our brains have ways of preventing us from learning if it is detrimental to our health and if it will be better for our health later.

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What is treatment?

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There seems to be a discrepancy in what people think of and how others perceive treatment. There seems to be a gap between what people think is the most effective treatment for various medical conditions, and what experts believe the safest and most effective treatments for these conditions to be.

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