Neurocognitive substrates of naming facilitation in aphasia (2008–2010)

While there is evidence that certain techniques can facilitate naming in aphasia, the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying these tasks are not clear. The overall aims of this research are to develop a theory of word production which can be used to inform best practice in the treatment of language disorders. The project will bring together state-of-the-art functional neuroimaging techniques, a contemporary cognitive neuropsychological approach, and theoretical underpinning from cognitive psychology to address these aims in a novel way: by conducting functional neuroimaging studies of naming facilitation in people with aphasia and healthy individuals.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council