Transcranial direct current stimulation modulates efficiency of reading processes

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Title: Transcranial direct current stimulation modulates efficiency of reading processes
Author: Thomson, Jennifer M.; Doruk, Deniz; Mascio, Bryan; Fregni, Felipe; Cerruti, Carlo

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Citation: Thomson, Jennifer M., Deniz Doruk, Bryan Mascio, Felipe Fregni, and Carlo Cerruti. 2015. “Transcranial direct current stimulation modulates efficiency of reading processes.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9 (1): 114. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00114. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00114.
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Abstract: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a neuromodulatory technique that offers promise as an investigative method for understanding complex cognitive operations such as reading. This study explores the ability of a single session of tDCS to modulate reading efficiency and phonological processing performance within a group of healthy adults. Half the group received anodal or cathodal stimulation, on two separate days, of the left temporo-parietal junction while the other half received anodal or cathodal stimulation of the right homologue area. Pre- and post-stimulation assessment of reading efficiency and phonological processing was carried out. A larger pre-post difference in reading efficiency was found for participants who received right anodal stimulation compared to participants who received left anodal stimulation. Further, there was a significant post-stimulation increase in phonological processing speed following right hemisphere anodal stimulation. Implications for models of reading and reading impairment are discussed.
Published Version: doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00114
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4360704/pdf/
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