The impact of transcranial stimulation on language capacity in progressive supranuclear palsy

Takeaway

  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) improved semantic access, lexical access, and language initiation/fluidity in people with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

Why this matters

  • PSP is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease with significant quality-of-life impact, for which there is no validated therapy.

  • Providing language improvements in people with PSP through noninvasive means may improve quality of life for these patients.