Carlos Roncero, PhD

Dr. Carlos Roncero completed his undergraduate training at University of Toronto, and after publishing his undergraduate honours thesis in 2006, completed his masters and doctoral training at Concordia University, and fellowship training at McGill University, both located in Montreal. Dr. Roncero also received research support for each degree (masters, PhD., Fellowship) from National and Provincial Granting Agencies. While his post-graduate work initially examined the psycholinguistics of metaphor, his research then evolved to understand how language processes break down in dementia, and then how tDCS itself could be used as a therapy for improving these same deficits. Dr. Roncero’s latter research on tDCS has been given awards and Dr. Roncero has been invited as a speaker to present his tDCS research at international conferences. Now working as a Scientific Associate at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto, Dr. Roncero is using tDCS to improve cognitive functioning in people living with dementia for various symptoms, including tDCS to improve naming in people with primary progressive aphasia and executive function in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of these studies is to show that tDCS is a viable therapy option for dementia.