Can brain modulation help learning to read?

This study is being done to determine whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can help people learn to read in an artificial language, and whether the location of stimulation affects different components of the reading process.

Participation will involve approximately 10 hours of your time (two 1-1.5 hour sessions, and 4 1.5-2 hour sessions) over a period of roughly two weeks.


To be eligible for the study you must:

  • Be a native speaker of English between the ages of 18-45
  • Be right-handed
  • Not have a history of seizure, neurological conditions, or serious psychiatric conditions
  • Not have a history of reading difficulty
  • Be able to complete 4 visits (1.5-2 hours each) within a 2 week period


You’ll receive about $200: $15/hr for six 1-2 hour sessions, plus a $50 bonus for completing all sessions


For more information, email or call 860-486-4042.