Brain-based rehabilitation for communication disorders

†† May 9, 2018, 4:30PM

302-309-1

 

Abstract:

How can we improve our understanding of auditory processes in the deteriorating brain due to aging and injury? My work uses both conventional and machine learning-based neuroimaging approaches to address this question. In this talk, I will describe my recent fMRI studies of language processing in senior adults as well as in a patient with chronic aphasia exhibiting communication difficulties. In addition, I will describe ongoing interdisciplinary projects aiming to validate rehabilitation programs for Parkinsonís and stroke patients by monitoring the brain plasticity in the brain using fNIRS