NOn-invasive Repeated THerapeutic STimulation for Aphasia Recovery "NORTHSTAR"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- ischemic stroke in the left MCA territory
- between 5 and 30 days post stroke
- right-handedness
- English, French or German as language of daily use
- score below the lower limit of the norm on at least one of the primary outcome measures

Exclusion Criteria

- prior symptomatic ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
- severe comprehension deficit that may compromise informed consent or understanding of instructions
- contraindications to MRI and/or TMS/tDCS
- neurodegenerative or psychiatric disease
- epilepsy or EEG-documented epileptic discharges
- chronic renal or liver failure
- life-threatening diseases
- auditory or visual deficits that cannot be corrected and might impair testing