Control of language production and its neural substrates (2012–2014)
Problems in language production after brain injury or disease can have a significant negative impact. This research aims to advance our understanding of language production and its brain mechanisms. We will investigate the influence of dopamine and deep brain stimulation on language production in Parkinson's disease and use brain imaging to identify the underlying basis of language deficits. The data obtained will be important for developing a neurocognitive theory of language production and increasing our understanding of frontal-subcortical circuitry and its contribution to this critical human function.