Behavioral Neuroscience of Language and Cognition Following Stroke
Our research on aphasia following stroke investigates the brain areas involved in specific components of language. Lesion analysis and resting-state functional MRI are used assess the functional roles of particular brain areas in language, the ways in which these areas interact with each other, and how they interact with other areas that support the skills necessary for language.
Another research study investigates the visual-spatial changes that can occur in individuals after a stroke on the left or right side of the brain. Research participants complete computerized assessments of visual-spatial functioning, and we then look at how performance on these tests relates to individuals’ performance on a driving simulator. Finally, we also obtain MRI scans on study participants, in order to better understand the brain basis for such abilities.