Neural mechanisms of language facilitation in aphasia and predicting recovery
Recovery from post-stroke language impairment (aphasia) is often incomplete and symptoms may persist for years in many patients. These chronic impairments are among the most devastating consequences of stroke, by affecting work potential, social life and psychological well-being and placing major burdens on the health care system. There is a pressing need to explore new strategies to enhance treatment efficacy. Using neuroimaging and a variety of treatment approaches, these studies aim to look at the underlying neural mechanisms of successful recovery, and potential markers for treatment approach.
In collaboration with David Copland, Tracy Roxbury, Marcus Meinzer, Greig de Zubicaray.