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A cultural effect on brain function
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In behavioral studies, Italian students showed faster word and non-word reading than English students and in two PET studies, Italians showed greater activation in left superior temporal regions associated with phoneme processing. Expand
Effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation on action naming in patients with Alzheimer disease.
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Findings indicate that rTMS to the DLPFC, which speeds up action naming in normal controls, improves performance in patients with AD. Expand
Executive dysfunction and avoidant personality trait in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM-1) and in proximal myotonic myopathy (PROMM/DM-2)
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The results suggest that there is a specific cognitive and behavioural profile in PROMM/DM-2 and in DM-1, and that this profile is associated with hypoperfusion in frontal and parieto-occipital regions of the brain. Expand
Improved language performance in Alzheimer disease following brain stimulation
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Rhythmic rTMS, in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions, may represent a novel approach to the treatment of language dysfunction in AD patients. Expand
Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
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It remains to be clarified whether the probable or possible therapeutic effects of tDCS are clinically meaningful and how to optimally perform tDCS in a therapeutic setting. Expand
Transcranial magnetic stimulation improves naming in Alzheimer disease patients at different stages of cognitive decline
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Assessment of the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation applied to the dorso‐lateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) on picture naming in 24 probable AD patients with different degrees of cognitive decline found word‐finding difficulty (anomia). Expand
Enhancing verbal episodic memory in older and young subjects after non-invasive brain stimulation
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It is demonstrated that, in young and in older subjects, anodal tDCS applied during the retrieval phase facilitates verbal episodic memory, and suggests that anodals can be a relevant tool to modulate the long-term episodicMemory capacities of young and older subjects. Expand
Noninvasive stimulation of prefrontal cortex strengthens existing episodic memories and reduces forgetting in the elderly
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Surprisingly, anodal tDCS over the left DLPFC strengthened existing verbal episodic memories and reduced forgetting compared to sham stimulation, providing a framework for testing the hypothesis that facilitatory tDCS of left D LPFC might strengthen existing episodic memory and reduce memory loss in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Expand
Naming facilitation induced by transcranial direct current stimulation
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It is hypothesized that the cerebral network dedicated to lexical retrieval processing is facilitated by anodal tDCS to the left DLPFC, and the results presented herein implicate a facilitation lasting beyond the end of the stimulation that imply cortical plasticity mechanisms. Expand
Action and object naming in frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal degeneration.
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Findings indicate that action naming impairment is not a general feature of FTD, but rather is associated with conditions that affect the frontoparietal-subcortical circuits involved in action knowledge and action representation. Expand
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