Improved visuospatial neglect after tDCS and computer-assisted cognitive training in Posterior Cortical Atrophy: a single-case study

Lucilla Vestito, Marco Trombini, Laura Mori, Silvana Dellepiane, Carlo Trompetto, Matteo Morando, Fabio Bandini

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Abstract

Visuospatial neglect (VN) frequently occurs in Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) and requires specific rehabilitation. In this single-case study, we investigated the efficacy of a computer-assisted cognitive training (CCT) alone or coupled with multiple sessions of anodal transcranial direct-current stimulation (A-tDCS) over the right posterior parietal cortex in improving left VN symptoms in a patient with PCA. The digital ReMoVES platform was used for both VN assessment and training. We found a significant improvement after CCT combined with A-tDCS within the limits of a single-case, our results suggest, for the first time, the usefulness of this combined approach in a neurodegenerative disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalNeurocase
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • computer-assisted cognitive training
  • posterior cortical atrophy
  • posterior parietal cortex
  • tDCS
  • Visuospatial neglect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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