Brain Mechanisms Underlying Reading Improvement in Central Alexia

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Over 18 years old
- Left hemisphere stroke or other focal brain injury
- English as a first language
- At least one year post stroke
- Impaired reading ability (defined according to screening with the Comprehensive Aphasia Test, CAT)
- Mild to moderate aphasia (defined according to screening with the CAT)
- Competent to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- Hemorrhagic stroke
- History of significant premorbid neurological or psychiatric illness
- History of developmental reading or speech and language disability
- Severe speech production deficit (defined according to screening with the CAT)
- Damage to tDCS target region (left inferior frontal gyrus)
- Contraindications to MRI scanning (e.g. presence of ferromagnetic implants or other metallic or electronic objects in the body; weight over 24 stone; claustrophobia or pregnancy).