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Can We Promote Motor Learning In Speech Production Using tDCS?

Weekly Seminar
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Guest Speaker
Adam Buchwald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
New York University


Over the past 10 years, non-invasive neuromodulation (and particularly tDCS) has been widely used to try to promote performance and stroke recovery in a variety of domains including motor control and language production. Over a similar time span, there has been great interest in whether motor learning within the domain of speech production relies on similar mechanisms as motor learning in non-speech domains. In our lab, we bring these two issues together by examining whether tDCS can enhance speech motor learning following in other domains. In this talk, I will present our preliminary findings from both unimpaired and impaired speech production that focus on determining whether and how tDCS can promote speech motor learning with the long-term goal of personalized rehabilitation for individuals with acquired speech impairment subsequent to stroke.

Adam Buchwald, Ph.D. Figure


Buchwald A, Calhoun H, Rimikis S, Lowe MS, Wellner R, Edwards DJ.
Using tDCS to facilitate motor learning in speech production: The role of timing.
Cortex. 2018 Nov 19;111:274-285. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.11.014.
Buchwald A, Falconer C, Rykman-Peltz A, Cortes M, Pascual-Leone A, Thickbroom GW, Krebs HI, Fregni F, Gerber LM, Oromendia C, Chang J, Volpe BT, Edwards DJ.
Robotic Arm Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke Patients With Aphasia May Promote Speech and Language Recovery (but Effect Is Not Enhanced by Supplementary tDCS).
Front Neurol. 2018 Oct 22;9:853. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00853. eCollection 2018.
Buchwald A, Gagnon B, Miozzo M.
Identification and Remediation of Phonological and Motor Errors in Acquired Sound Production Impairment.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22;60(6S):1726-1738. doi: 10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0240.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:30pm


785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
United States
Conference Room: 
Billings Building – Rosedale

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