27.5019, FYI: Online Lecture on tDCS and aphasia, Dec. 15th

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Subject: 27.5019, FYI: Online Lecture on tDCS and aphasia, Dec. 15th

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:05:42
From: Dirk Den Ouden [denouden at sc.edu]
Subject: Online Lecture on tDCS and aphasia, Dec. 15th

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 2pm EDT
Cerebellar tDCS: A novel approach to augment aphasia treatment
Rajani Sebastian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Johns Hopkins University
People with post-stroke aphasia may have some degree of chronic deficit for
which current rehabilitative treatments are variably effective. Accumulating
evidence suggests that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be
useful for enhancing the effects of behavioral aphasia treatment. However, it
remains unclear which brain regions should be stimulated to optimize effects
on language recovery. This lecture will focus on the therapeutic potential of
a novel tDCS stimulation site, the right cerebellum, in augmenting language
recovery post stroke. Current evidence derived from neuroanatomical,
functional neuroimaging and clinical studies indicate that the right
cerebellum has a cardinal role in various aspects of cognitive and language
processing. In addition, cerebellar tDCS studies in healthy individuals
provide evidence that right cerebellar tDCS modulates human cognitive and
language functions. I will present preliminary data investigating the
behavioral effects of multiple consecutive cerebellar tDCS sessions coupled
with naming therapy in stroke participants with chronic aphasia. Targeting the
intact right cerebellum allows for the possibility of identifying a single
target site that can be used across people with aphasia with varying lesion
sites and size in the left hemisphere.

The lecture will be held at Johns Hopkins University, but can be followed
online from your computer, tablet or smartphone, via the following GoToMeeting
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C-star Lecture Series:

The Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR; http://cstar.sc.edu)
houses researchers who examine the effects of behavioral treatment, brain
stimulation, and residual brain function (brain plasticity) on recovery from
aphasia. C-STAR is a collaboration between researchers from the University of
South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina, Johns Hopkins
University, and the University of California, Irvine. The Center is funded
through the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
grant #NIH P50 DC014664. Biweekly public lectures, given by members and guests
of C-STAR, are accessible live and online. Recordings of the lectures can be
viewed via C-STAR YouTube channel: 

For more information, please contact Dirk den Ouden (denouden at sc.edu;

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science



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