Primary Progressive Aphasia
The aim of this study is to investigate the brain basis of a progressive form of aphasia that is caused by degeneration of different brain areas over time. Unlike aphasia caused by a stroke, progressive aphasia leads to a unique set of language and cognitive deficits in patients with this disorder. This project also involves using neuroimaging techniques such as MRI to help understand the changes that occur in this degenerative disorder. This work is done in collaboration with colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco and is headed by Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini.