The Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Language Production of Healthy Adults and Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation that is a technique for modulating cognitive and linguistic functions. Researchers employ tDCS as a way of examining the language system and related memory systems. Although the field is in its infancy, there is evidence to suggest that ... Article
Article  |   December 20, 2016
The Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Language Production of Healthy Adults and Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Amy Vogel-Eyny
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Elizabeth E. Galletta
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University/Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Loraine K. Obler
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY
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  • Financial: Amy Vogel-Eyny has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Elizabeth E. Galletta has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loraine K. Obler has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Amy Vogel-Eyny has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Elizabeth E. Galletta has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loraine K. Obler has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Amy Vogel-Eyny has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Elizabeth E. Galletta has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Loraine K. Obler has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
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Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 3
Article   |   December 20, 2016
The Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on the Language Production of Healthy Adults and Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 138-144. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG2.138
History: Received August 31, 2016 , Revised September 20, 2016 , Accepted September 25, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 138-144. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG2.138
History: Received August 31, 2016; Revised September 20, 2016; Accepted September 25, 2016

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive form of brain stimulation that is a technique for modulating cognitive and linguistic functions. Researchers employ tDCS as a way of examining the language system and related memory systems. Although the field is in its infancy, there is evidence to suggest that tDCS applied to language-related brain regions has the potential to exert a beneficial influence on the language and memory functioning of healthy adults as well as individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The purpose of the present review is to critically evaluate the current body of literature on the impact of tDCS on language production in healthy adults and the related memory performance of individuals with AD.

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