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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289680/the-potential-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-on-language-functioning-combining-neuromodulation-and-behavioral-intervention-in-aphasia
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REVIEW
Paola Marangolo
Aphasia is a highly disabling language disorder usually caused by a left stroke brain damage. Even if traditional language therapies have been proved to induce an adequate clinical recovery, a large percentage of patients are left with chronic deficits at 6 months post-stroke. Therefore, new strategies to common speech therapies are urgently needed in order to maximize the recovery from aphasia. The recent application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to language rehabilitation has already provided promising results...
December 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208991/high-definition-tdcs-of-the-temporo-parietal-cortex-enhances-access-to-newly-learned-words
#2
Garon Perceval, Andrew K Martin, David A Copland, Matti Laine, Marcus Meinzer
Learning associations between words and their referents is crucial for language learning in the developing and adult brain and for language re-learning after neurological injury. Non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the posterior temporo-parietal cortex has been suggested to enhance this process. However, previous studies employed standard tDCS set-ups that induce diffuse current flow in the brain, preventing the attribution of stimulation effects to the target region. This study employed high-definition tDCS (HD-tDCS) that allowed the current flow to be constrained to the temporo-parietal cortex, to clarify its role in novel word learning...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175380/anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-over-left-inferior-frontal-gyrus-enhances-sentence-comprehension
#3
Beatrice Giustolisi, Alessandra Vergallito, Carlo Cecchetto, Erica Varoli, Leonor J Romero Lauro
We tested the possibility of enhancing natural language comprehension through the application of anodal tDCS (a-tDCS) over the left inferior frontal gyrus, a key region for verbal short-term memory and language comprehension. We designed a between subjects sham- and task-controlled study. During tDCS stimulation, participants performed a sentence to picture matching task in which targets were sentences with different load on short-term memory. Regardless of load on short-term memory, the Anodal group performed significantly better than the Sham group, thus providing evidence that a-tDCS over LIFG enhances natural language comprehension...
November 23, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070627/tdcs-over-the-motor-cortex-improves-lexical-retrieval-of-action-words-in-post-stroke-aphasia
#4
Meret Branscheidt, Julia Hoppe, Pienie Zwitserlood, Gianpiero Liuzzi
One-third of stroke survivors worldwide suffer from aphasia. Speech and language therapy (SLT) is considered effective in treating aphasia, but due to time constraints, improvements are often limited. Non-invasive brain stimulation is a promising adjuvant strategy to facilitate SLT. However, stroke might render "classical" language regions ineffective as stimulation sites. Recent work showed the effectiveness of motor-cortex stimulation together with intensive naming therapy to improve outcomes in aphasia (Meinzer et al...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064340/transcranial-cerebellar-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-enhances-verb-generation-but-not-verb-naming-in-poststroke-aphasia
#5
Paola Marangolo, Valentina Fiori, Carlo Caltagirone, Francesca Pisano, Alberto Priori
Although the role of the cerebellum in motor function is well recognized, its involvement in the lexical domain remains to be further elucidated. Indeed, it has not yet been clarified if the cerebellum is a language structure per se or if it contributes to language processing when other cognitive components (e.g., cognitive effort, working memory) are required by the language task. Neuromodulation studies on healthy participants have suggested that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a valuable tool to modulate cognitive functions...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946572/anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-over-the-right-hemisphere-improves-auditory-comprehension-in-a-case-of-dementia
#6
Vanessa Costa, Filippo Brighina, Tommaso Piccoli, Sabrina Realmuto, Brigida Fierro
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive transcranial stimulation methods have been increasingly employed in order to improve cognitive performance in neurological patients. In previous studies with both stroke patients and healthy subjects, noninvasive stimulation of temporal-parietal regions and their homologue produced an improvement in linguistic tasks. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate if anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over Brodmann areas 39/40 (angular and supramarginal gyri) could promote the recovery of linguistic functions, in particular comprehension and naming, in a single patient affected by dementia...
2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856553/improving-naming-abilities-among-healthy-young-old-adults-using-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
#7
Adi Lifshitz-Ben-Basat, Nira Mashal
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive tool to facilitate brain plasticity and enhance language abilities. Our study aims to search for a potential beneficial influence of tDCS on a cognitive linguistic task of naming which found to decline during aging. A group of fifteen healthy old adults [Formula: see text] were tested in naming 50 pictures of objects. Each subject participated in two sessions spanning on a one week period. One session included active tDCS stimulation and the other sham-placebo like stimulation...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780927/white-matter-microstructure-predicts-longitudinal-social-cognitive-outcomes-after-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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N P Ryan, S Genc, M H Beauchamp, K O Yeates, S Hearps, C Catroppa, V A Anderson, T J Silk
BACKGROUND: Deficits in social cognition may be among the most profound and disabling sequelae of paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, the neuroanatomical correlates of longitudinal outcomes in this domain remain unexplored. This study aimed to characterize social cognitive outcomes longitudinally after paediatric TBI, and to evaluate the use of sub-acute diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to predict these outcomes. METHODS: The sample included 52 children with mild complex-severe TBI who were assessed on cognitive theory of mind (ToM), pragmatic language and affective ToM at 6- and 24-months post-injury...
August 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757003/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-modulation-of-picture-naming-and-word-reading-a-meta-analysis-of-single-session-tdcs-applied-to-healthy-participants
#9
REVIEW
Samuel J Westwood, Cristina Romani
Recent reviews quantifying the effects of single sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (or tDCS) in healthy volunteers find only minor effects on cognition despite the popularity of this technique. Here, we wanted to quantify the effects of tDCS on language production tasks that measure word reading and picture naming. We reviewed 14 papers measuring tDCS effects across a total of 96 conditions to a) quantify effects of conventional stimulation on language regions (i.e., left hemisphere anodal tDCS administered to temporal/frontal areas) under normal conditions or under conditions of cognitive (semantic) interference; b) identify parameters which may moderate the size of the tDCS effect within conventional stimulation protocols (e...
September 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713256/baseline-performance-predicts-tdcs-mediated-improvements-in-language-symptoms-in-primary-progressive-aphasia
#10
Eric M McConathey, Nicole C White, Felix Gervits, Sherry Ash, H Branch Coslett, Murray Grossman, Roy H Hamilton
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by insidious irreversible loss of language abilities. Prior studies suggest that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) directed toward language areas of the brain may help to ameliorate symptoms of PPA. In the present sham-controlled study, we examined whether tDCS could be used to enhance language abilities (e.g., picture naming) in individuals with PPA variants primarily characterized by difficulties with speech production (non-fluent and logopenic)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707568/effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-neural-networks-structure-in-young-and-older-adults
#11
Andrew K Martin, Marcus Meinzer, Robert Lindenberg, Mira M Sieg, Laura Nachtigall, Agnes Flöel
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a viable tool to improve motor and cognitive function in advanced age. However, although a number of studies have demonstrated improved cognitive performance in older adults, other studies have failed to show restorative effects. The neural effects of beneficial stimulation response in both age groups is lacking. In the current study, tDCS was administered during simultaneous fMRI in 42 healthy young and older participants. Semantic word generation and motor speech baseline tasks were used to investigate behavioral and neural effects of uni- and bihemispheric motor cortex tDCS in a three-way, crossover, sham tDCS controlled design...
November 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611609/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-post-stroke-chronic-aphasia-the-impact-of-baseline-severity-and-task-specificity-in-a-pilot-sample
#12
Catherine Norise, Daniela Sacchetti, Roy Hamilton
Emerging evidence suggests that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve aspects of language production in persons with chronic non-fluent aphasia due to left hemisphere stroke. However, to date, studies exploring factors that predict response to tDCS in this or any patient population remain sparse, as are studies that investigate the specific aspects of language performance that are most responsive to stimulation. The current study explored factors that could predict recovery of language fluency and which aspects of language fluency could be expected to improve with the identified factor(s)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610848/modulating-phonemic-fluency-performance-in-healthy-subjects-with-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-over-the-left-or-right-lateral-frontal-cortex
#13
Daniela Smirni, Patrizia Turriziani, Giuseppa Renata Mangano, Martina Bracco, Massimiliano Oliveri, Lisa Cipolotti
A growing body of evidence have suggested that non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), can improve the performance of aphasic patients in language tasks. For example, application of inhibitory rTMS or tDCs over the right frontal lobe of dysphasic patients resulted in improved naming abilities. Several studies have also reported that in healthy controls (HC) tDCS application over the left prefrontal cortex (PFC) improve performance in naming and semantic fluency tasks...
June 10, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572057/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-to-improve-naming-ability-in-post-stroke-aphasia-a-critical-review
#14
REVIEW
Mohammed F ALHarbi, Susan Armijo-Olivo, Esther S Kim
PURPOSE: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation tool that can be used to influence cortical brain activity to induce measurable behavioral changes. Although there is growing evidence that tDCS combined with behavioural language therapy could boost language recovery in patients with post-stroke aphasia, there is great variability in patient characteristics, treatment protocols, and outcome measures in these studies that poses challenges for analyzing the evidence...
May 29, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559805/semantic-feature-training-in-combination-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-for-progressive-anomia
#15
Jinyi Hung, Ashley Bauer, Murray Grossman, Roy H Hamilton, H B Coslett, Jamie Reilly
We examined the effectiveness of a 2-week regimen of a semantic feature training in combination with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for progressive naming impairment associated with primary progressive aphasia (N = 4) or early onset Alzheimer's Disease (N = 1). Patients received a 2-week regimen (10 sessions) of anodal tDCS delivered over the left temporoparietal cortex while completing a language therapy that consisted of repeated naming and semantic feature generation. Therapy targets consisted of familiar people, household items, clothes, foods, places, hygiene implements, and activities...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555104/tdcs-over-the-motor-cortex-shows-differential-effects-on-action-and-object-words-in-associative-word-learning-in-healthy-aging
#16
Meret Branscheidt, Julia Hoppe, Nils Freundlieb, Pienie Zwitserlood, Gianpiero Liuzzi
Healthy aging is accompanied by a continuous decline in cognitive functions. For example, the ability to learn languages decreases with age, while the neurobiological underpinnings for the decline in learning abilities are not known exactly. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in combination with appropriate experimental paradigms, is a well-established technique to investigate the mechanisms of learning. Based on previous results in young adults, we tested the suitability of an associative learning paradigm for the acquisition of action- and object-related words in a cohort of older participants...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286676/cerebellar-cathodal-transcranial-direct-stimulation-and-performance-on-a-verb-generation-task-a-replication-study
#17
K Spielmann, R van der Vliet, W M E van de Sandt-Koenderman, M A Frens, G M Ribbers, R W Selles, S van Vugt, J N van der Geest, P Holland
The role of the cerebellum in cognitive processing is increasingly recognized but still poorly understood. A recent study in this field applied cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (c-tDCS) to the right cerebellum to investigate the role of prefrontal-cerebellar loops in language aspects of cognition. Results showed that the improvement in participants' verbal response times on a verb generation task was facilitated immediately after cathodal c-tDCS, compared to anodal or sham c-tDCS. The primary aim of the present study is to replicate these findings and additionally to investigate possible longer term effects...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088713/the-effects-of-utterance-timing-and-stimulation-of-left-prefrontal-cortex-on-the-production-of-referential-expressions
#18
Jennifer E Arnold, Nazbanou Nozari
We examined the relationship between the timing of utterance initiation and the choice of referring expressions, e.g., pronouns (it), zeros (…and went down), or descriptive NPs (the pink pentagon). We examined language production in healthy adults, and used anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to test the involvement of the left prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the timing of utterance production and the selection of reference forms in a discourse context. Twenty-two subjects (11 anodal, 11sham) described fast-paced actions, e...
March 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069925/cerebellar-tdcs-modulates-neural-circuits-during-semantic-prediction-a-combined-tdcs-fmri-study
#19
Anila M D'Mello, Peter E Turkeltaub, Catherine J Stoodley
It has been proposed that the cerebellum acquires internal models of mental processes that enable prediction, allowing for the optimization of behavior. In language, semantic prediction speeds speech production and comprehension. Right cerebellar lobules VI and VII (including Crus I/II) are engaged during a variety of language processes and are functionally connected with cerebral cortical language networks. Further, right posterolateral cerebellar neuromodulation modifies behavior during predictive language processing...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062255/differential-effects-of-bihemispheric-and-unihemispheric-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-young-and-elderly-adults-in-verbal-learning
#20
Valentina Fiori, Michael Nitsche, Luigi Iasevoli, Gabriella Cucuzza, Carlo Caltagirone, Paola Marangolo
For the past few years, the potential of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for the treatment of several pathologies has been investigated. In the language domain, several studies, in healthy and brain-damaged populations, have already shown that tDCS is effective in enhancing naming, repetition and semantic word generation. In those studies, different tDCS electrode configurations have been tested, however, a direct comparison between different montages in verbal learning has never been conducted...
March 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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