Paper of the Month
Paper of the month: Improved recovery from post-stroke aphasia with motor cortex electrical stimulation
For May 2016 we have selected: Meinzer M, Darkow R, Lindenberg R, Flöel A. Electrical stimulation of the motor cortex enhances treatment outcome in post-stroke aphasia. Brain 2016:139;1152-1163. Language deficits after a stroke can be devastating and have a remarkable impact on the quality of life. Rehabilitation strategies can improve aphasia also in the chronic phases, but there is the overall need of more efficacious and focused treatment strategies. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to change cortical excitability and induce synaptic plasticity without side effects.