Can transcranial direct current stimulation enhance second language learning?

Subject area of study: 
Brain Stimulation, Language Learning
Title of study: 
Can transcranial direct current stimulation enhance second language learning?
Brief outline of the study: 

We are seeking healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 45 to help us investigate the influence of gentle brain stimulation on learning. We are testing whether gentle electrical stimulation can improve people's ability to learn a second language. Together we will complete an interview, do some computerised activities, take a recording of your brain waves and give you a short session of gentle non-invasive brain stimulation while you undertake a Spanish language learning program. Stimulation is safe and not painful. It is given while you are awake and alert and activates only a small area of cells on the surface of your brain. It will not have any lasting impact on your brain activity.

Participation will involve visiting our research centre in Prahran for three consecutive days. The first session will be for approx. 2.5hrs, the second session for 2.5hrs with a third session for 2hrs. You will be reimbursed for your time.

Department: 
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
Recruitment start date: 
Fri, 05/06/2015
Recruitment end date: 
Tue, 01/09/2015
Contact person title: 
Mr
Contact person first name: 
Nik
Contact person last name: 
Kozlov
Contact email: 
Contact phone number: 
(03) 9076 6564
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
529/14
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred