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When speakers are asked to name a series of semantically related pictures (e.g., apple, pear, banana), response times increase as more pictures are named. This effect is known as cumulative semantic interference (CSI). Researchers who have studied these effects in adults have proposed that these...
Background. Damage to language areas of the brain often leads to a language disorder called aphasia, which impairs speech, writing, and understanding. Sixty-eight per cent of people with aphasia (PWA) also present with alexia, a reading impairment. There is an urgent need for efficacious...
The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on speech production in individuals with acquired apraxia of speechDownload
Background. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, has been used as an adjunct to speech and language therapy to facilitate neuroplasticity in individuals with language impairments due to stroke. The extent to which these therapeutic results...