International Doctorate for
Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain

  • Vânia de Aguiar
    vaniadeaguiar [at]

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    My research focuses on language training in both healthy individuals and individuals with post-stroke aphasia, using behavioral techniques and neuromodulation (in particular, tDCS). We look at the behavioral, neurofunctional (fMRI) and neurophysiological (ERPs) effects of training, aiming to understand both the mechanisms of item-specific improvement, and generalization. The behavioral therapy program that we are developing (ACTION; Bastiaanse et al., 1997; de Aguiar et al., submitted) focuses on the production of verbs, verbal morphology and syntactic movement, and was shown to result on both types of improvement. tDCS was shown to enhance item-specific effects, and we assess its potential to enhance generalization.
    Vania de Aguiar has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College Dublin since October 2015.

    Prof. dr. Gabriele Miceli (University of Trento)
    Prof. dr. Lyndsey Nickels (Macquaire University)
    Prof. dr. Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen)
    Dr. Paul Sowman (Macquaire University)

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